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Mental health is becoming an ever-increasing popular topic to discuss. At one point in time, mental health was almost a taboo subject to discuss among family and friends. However, in recent years, the stigma around mental health is slowly dissipating.
Despite the stigma being broken, there are still many individuals who are afraid and ashamed of asking for help. It is important to note that anyone can receive mental health assistance. Short men, tall women, LGBTQ+ members, old and young people, and the list goes on.
Learn more about why people do not want to seek mental health help, inclusive mental health options, and how you can talk to someone about your mental health.
Why People are Afraid of Receiving Mental Health Help?
There are many reasons that an individual may be afraid of receiving mental health help. For many, it is because they were never introduced to the vitality of mental health. They may believe that they can simply push through any uncomfortable feelings, and heal themselves.
In many cases, people can learn to process their mental health concerns; however, some various disorders and illnesses require a professional’s help. Other reasons that someone may not seek help are because they are unaware that they have a problem, they fear being judged, or they are worried that they are unfixable.
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How Can You Find Inclusive Mental Health Assistance
If you are worried about finding inclusive mental health options, consider support groups! Many support groups are designated for a specific concern or people. For example, one popular option is support groups for transgenders and the related issues in their life. Another example may be those who have lived with addictions. Many support groups cater to people with specific addictions. By attending a support group with like-minded people, you can feel confident that you are not alone.
While support groups are a viable option for most, others feel intimidated by speaking in front of others about their mental health concerns. If this is you, consider one on one therapy sessions. Therapists and other licensed mental health professionals are trained to remain unjudgemental and open-minded. There is no reason to fear isolation or belittling in a therapy session. With one on one therapy sessions, you can address your mental health concerns in private.
Lastly, many people like to remain as anonymous as possible. Online resources such as instant messaging and phone calls are also available through many online therapy platforms. Individuals can speak with a therapist through the phone or computer. Depending on your mental health concern, your therapist may or may not suggest you seek in-person sessions. For those who need help adjusting to changes in their relationships and life, online therapy is a great option.