If you have suffered from mental health issues for most of your life, which is something I have had to deal with throughout my life, then you may find that keeping your mind healthy is an ongoing situation that quite honestly never goes away. That’s why finding a way forward to lead a positive life is vital.
When you suffer from depression or any other mental health issue it has to be managed and controlled. There are a number of ways that this can be done. Sometimes medication is required to help with your depression, but that will only go so far in helping you.
You have to get to the root of the problem. As much as medication helps you to cope on a daily basis, it ultimately won’t solve the problem. In fact in some ways it can possibly mask the real issues. You will also need to talk through the mental health issues that you are having in order to learn what triggers them and then you can learn coping mechanisms. This is where therapy can be an invaluable tool to help you on your road to recovery.
Sadly quite often there is a waiting list as long as your arm to get therapy via your doctor. That’s simply because the demand for therapy is massive because of the simple reason that more and more people are diagnosed with mental health issues. So if that’s the case what can you do?
Thankfully now there is help readily available at your fingertips online. There are many resources and websites available online that can help and sometimes it’s much Better Help Online, because when you seek help online they are there at a time to suit you and you can do it from the comfort of your own home.
I have personally suffered from depression since my teenage years. Initially it was very difficult to cope with the mood swings and not being able to detect when the black clouds would start circling around my mind. This would often lead to an episode of depression. As the years have passed I have learnt to spot the signs. This wouldn’t have been possible had I not have received therapy. What therapy did was teach me first and foremost how to spot the signs that my depression was getting worse. It also enabled me to deal with my depression by learning various coping mechanisms. Therapy at that point for me was invaluable and that’s why therapy will continue to be a massive help in keeping my depression in check.
Nowadays the internet can receive some bad press and without question some of the behaviour of social media is inexcusable, but that that doesn’t mean that the internet doesn’t have many very good benefits. It is full of helpful resources and websites and because of the stigma that surrounds mental health, and that stigma will sometimes stop people seeking help because they are embarrassed or feel they will be judged because they are suffering from a mental health issue, this is where the online help is a perfect solution. It will help people and give them the courage to reach out for help. This is for a number of reasons which include being able to talk in a relaxed atmosphere. In doing so this will hopefully then make you open up a bit more about your mental health issues.
If you are suffering from a mental health issue alone remember you can reach out online. It could be a way forward in your recovery.
Have you used online therapy for a mental health issue? I would love to hear in the comments below.
This is a collaborative post.