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Taking the First Step

 

The symptoms of mental health issues can have a profound effect on someone’s quality of life and ability to function. Treatment can address symptoms as well as assist someone experiencing severe or ongoing stress. Some of the reasons that you might consider seeking out therapy include:

  • Overwhelming sadness or helplessness that doesn’t go away
  • Serious, unusual insomnia or sleeping too much
  • Difficulty focusing on work, or carrying out other everyday activities
  • Constant worry and anxiety
  • Drinking to excess or any behavior that harms self or others
  • Dealing with a difficult transition, such as a divorce, children leaving home, job difficulties, or the death of someone close
  • Children’s behavior problems that interfere with school, family, or peers

Seeking help is not an admission of weakness, but a step towards understanding and obtaining relief from distressing symptoms.