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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.

Contact TPO for Professional Mental Health Support

Of course, you can also contact TPO Cambodia on Tel 023 63 66 991 (Mon–Fri 8am–12pm and 1–4pm). We will listen to you and discuss with you what could be your next step. We garantuee privacy and confidentality. You can find more info about our Treatment Center in Phnom Penh by clicking on these buttons:

Read Some of the TPO Information Material

TPO Cambodia publishes a wide range of posters, leaflets, brochures and other information material on a wide range of mental health topics. Some of our publications are aimed at helping you identify whether you or someone you know might have a mental health or psychosocial issue. Many of these materials contain practical tips on how to manage certain mental health issues, or provide guidance for easy-to-do-at-home exercises or techniques that can help, such as breathing and relaxation exercises. Most of these publications can be obtained for free. You can download them from this website or pick up your copy at our Treatment Center.

Read some TPO Publications on this WebsiteWe also regularly publish Mental Health Tips on our Facebook page. LIKE the TPO Facebook page to receive these or check the past tips out on this website:Mental Health Tips

Learn more About Mental Health

If you are taking care of a person or people with a mental health condition or psychosocial issue, one of the best ways to understand the problems better and to increase your ability to provide adequate care and support, is to get some training in a mental health topic of your choice. TPO Cambodia regularly runs training courses in a wide range of mental health topics, open to the public. Course can also be tailored to your specific needs. For more info, please check out our Training Center’s course programs and do not hesitate to contact or Training Center directly if you want more information.

Check out the TPO Training Center – Courses, Dates and more …
 There are many other ways to find out more about mental health, symptoms and conditions, causes, impact, management and treatment of mental health issues, and so on. On this website, we also have links to offer a selection of third-party content and recommended reading, for your convenience. Please note that TPO Cambodia is not responsible for the content of third party services, websites and publications and that users access these at their own risk. They are not a substitute for independent professional advice. Recommended Reading