Mental health has been something I have struggled with for a while and it has caused many problems that I could have easily overcome, had I sought the help sooner. Since shifting my focus on improving my mental health, I am not only feeling a physical improvement, but also an emotional improvement within myself and the people around me.
Along with taking medication for a clinical diagnosis of Generalized Anxiety Disorder, I see a therapist who’s been helping me process emotions and how to take control of them. I am learning to talk about my past, trauma, emotions, or other sensitive subjects can be challenging and how that is affecting me.
I use these skills in my daily life to discuss hard things with my family, friends, and even coworkers. Furthermore, if I know I need to have a particularly hard conversation with someone soon, I can tell my therapist and he can walk me through how that conversation might go and how I can cope.
Seeing a therapist, or counselor in a therapeutic relationship gives you an opportunity to explore your thoughts, feelings, and patterns of behavior. It can also help you learn new coping skills and techniques to better manage daily stressors and symptoms associated with your diagnosis.
I would recommend therapy to anyone who is struggling because it is definitely a game changer..