Most people can get benefit from therapy at least at some point in their lives. Sometimes the signs are obvious and natural but at other times you may feel something slightly off and you can’t figure it out. So you try to sustain your busy life and assume that life has become unmanageable.
Here are the 5 signs which show that you need a therapy:
1. Feeling sad, irritated or angry or ‘not yourself’
Uncontrollable sadness, anger, hopelessness or irritation can be the signs of a mental health issue which can be improved with treatment. If started eating or sleeping more or less than usual, or withdraw yourself from family and friends, talk to somebody before serious problems develop that impact your quality of life.
2. Abusing alcohol, drugs, food or sex to cope.
When you turn yourself outside to a substance or behavior to help you feel better, your coping skills may need some treatment. If you feel that you are unable to control these behaviors, you may be struggling with addictive or compulsive behavior that requires treatment.
3. You have lost something important or someone
Grief can be a long and difficult feeling to get off and many needs counseling for this.
4. Something traumatic has happened
If you have an experience of abuse, neglect or other trauma that you haven’t fully coped up with, or if you find yourself to be the victim of a crime or accident or some other traumatic event then the earlier you talk to someone, the faster you can learn healthy ways to cope.
5. You cant do those things which you like to do
Many people experience that painful emotions and experiences keep them away from getting out or having fun with friends and meeting new people.