Getting Help –The Important First Step …
It can be difficult to take the first step in getting help, but when you, or someone you know, is struggling with a mental health issue, or has something on their mind and it all just seems too much, reaching out for help and talking to someone can really help.
Also, there are many treatments available that can really help, so it’s always worth speaking up and looking for support.
If conditions such as stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol or drugs abuse, burnout, psychosis, schizophrenia and so on are left untreated for weeks, months and even years, they will have a negative impact on the person’s life. So it’s important to seek help as early as possible. The sooner someone starts talking about their problem and get treatment, the sooner they will get better.
There are many things you can do, from seeking the support of family, friends and colleagues to getting professional help. Read on to learn what you can do.
Talk About It
It can be very hard to get by on your own. Often talking about your problem to someone can help you, or can help you decide what can be the next step. Think about the people that you know and who would be a good person to talk to. Maybe that is someone who has helped you in the past? Or maybe you know someone who has dealt with a similar problem? Find a person you trust and who you think will help you. Someone who will listen to you and who understands you. Sometimes that is all it takes to feel better. You can also talk to your doctor, visit your local health center or clinic, or contact TPO Cambodia for a talk (see below).
Talk to a Doctor or Visit a Health Center
You can also talk to your local doctor who can help you find further support if needed, or you can visit your local health center or clinic.