Finding the courage it takes to speak up despite the stigma surrounding mental illness can be a momentous challenge.
“Will they believe me? Do I really need help? What will my friends/family/co-workers think? How can I talk to a stranger about this?”
These are some of the questions that will rise when you are trying to find the courage to seek help. Below are a couple of suggestions that may help.
Start Small-Do you have a friend you can confide in? Perhaps a teacher or someone at your church? A family doctor is often a good place to start.
Use Technology-There are a few options you can use if you can’t bring yourself to talk to someone. 1.There is a Crisis Text Line. Text 741741 and you can text with a counselor. 2.Want to do an online chat? There’s a site for that too. Find it HERE. 3. You can even TWEET with a crisis counselor at @800273TALK on Twitter.
Remember-You are not alone and it is ok to ask for help. YOU are worth it!
For more suggestions, articles and information, please visit my Mental Health Help page HERE.
As always, thank you for joining me on this journey. Penny ❤