How to Reach Out to Someone About Mental Health

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There can be numerous reasons for seeking mental health support. Whether you’ve just experienced a traumatic life event or have been experiencing depression or anxiety for an extended period of time, talking about these concerns can liberate you from the negative feelings.


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Many people suffering from a mental health condition feel lost when it comes to reaching out for help. Whether you’re suffering from anxiety or depression, it is important to remember that you’re not alone in your mental health battle.

Reaching out for help can be the first step in creating changes for the better. Let’s find out how you can begin a mental health discussion.

Why You Need to Talk About Mental Health

There can be numerous reasons for seeking mental health support. Whether you’ve just experienced a traumatic life event or have been experiencing depression or anxiety for an extended period of time, talking about these concerns can liberate you from the negative feelings.

The first step is checking in with yourself. Once you come to terms with your feelings and recognize why you need help, the next step should be reaching out.

Avoid facing your mental health challenges on your own. There are plenty of professionals qualified to treat a range of mental illnesses. But if you’re feeling unready for therapy, finding a friend to talk to can also be helpful.

What Is Holding You Back?

Society often portrays mental illness as a weakness, making people feel ashamed or embarrassed about seeking assistance. This stigma causes people to fear being judged by others, worrying that loved ones may think less of them if they share their experiences.

Cost can often be an obstacle when seeking mental health treatment. Even with health insurance coverage, many fear the potential financial obligation that comes from seeking mental health support.

Lack of information is another problem for people seeking mental health assistance. Many feel overwhelmed by the number of available resources or uncertain about which mental health professional to consult.

No matter why someone may hesitate to seek assistance, it is important to realize there is no shame associated with seeking support.

What Is The Best Way to Reach Out to Someone?

Consider the following scenarios:

  • When your close people aren’t nearby: “I know we don’t speak much… but I need someone I can rely on and think you may be available—would today or tonight work?
  • When you feel stuck or out of options: “I’m struggling with my mental health, and what I’ve tried hasn’t worked. Can we meet up on (date) to create a more suitable plan?
  • When you’re alone and feel unsafe: “I’m alone right now, but I don’t feel safe. Can you stay on the phone with me or come over until I am calm?
  • When you don’t want to talk: “I’m having difficulty but am not quite ready to discuss it. Can you help me distract myself?
  • When you need connectivity: “Could you check in with me (on a date or every day) just to ensure my well-being?
  • When you feel overwhelmed or need help taking care of yourself: “I am finding it hard to manage myself. Could you provide additional assistance?

Who Can You Turn to for Help?

Addressing mental health concerns can seem scary, but seeking assistance should not be seen as a sign of weakness. Various avenues are available for those experiencing difficulty with their mental well-being, so knowing who to reach out to for support is paramount.

Talking to a family member or a friend about your mental health struggles is good for emotional support and empathy.

But if you simply feel uncomfortable discussing such matters directly with your friends or family, remember that other people can offer support.

  • Mental health professionals: If you are someone in need of assistance, qualified mental health professionals such as NeuroSpa are an invaluable source.
  • Crisis hotlines: Crisis hotlines provide support 24/7 for anyone experiencing depression, anxiety attacks, or considering suicide.
  • Online therapy: Individuals can access professional counseling from the comfort of their homes via chat therapy, audio calls, and video chat sessions through online therapy services.
  • Social workers: Social workers offer counseling, case administration, and psychosocial support services, as well as help individuals access community resources such as social services. These may include counseling services or educational materials on such matters.
  • Educational institutions: Various schools, universities, and colleges offer mental health services for their students. These services commonly provide counseling sessions, support groups, and educational resources related to mental health topics.
  • Faith-based groups: Religious organizations offer spiritual guidance that may prove beneficial when managing mental health issues. Contact your local place of worship to find out how they can help.

Talk About Your Mental Health With Neurospa

Making that initial leap and seeking help may seem daunting, but remembering you deserve support in reaching out for help can help ease this burden.

If you’re looking for someone to speak to about your mental health, NeuroSpa is here to provide you with confidential support and help you build a better, healthier life.

Our professional team of clinicians utilize various therapies to treat your mental health condition. From traditional treatments like telehealth services to cutting-edge therapies like TMS and ketamine therapy, we have the tools to help you. Reach out to someone today, and don’t let things get worse.

If you’re looking for help with your mental health, contact us today.

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