Mental health is just as important as physical health, but unfortunately, it can be a lot harder to talk about. If you're new to mental health treatment, the process of starting therapy may seem daunting. It's important to remember that you are not alone in this. Thousands of people each year seek help for their mental health and there is no shame in doing so. In this blog post, we will provide a guide for those who are new to therapy and seeking help for their mental health.
The first step is finding a therapist that you trust. This may take some time and research, but it will be worth it in the long run. Once you've found a therapist, the next step is to schedule an appointment. Many therapists offer free initial consultations, so take advantage of this if you can. During your first session, your therapist will likely ask you a lot of questions about your symptoms, thoughts, and feelings. It is important to be as honest as possible during this conversation so that your therapist can best help you. If you would like to schedule a free consultation you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're feeling nervous about starting therapy, remember that it is a process that takes time. Trust is built over time and it may take a few sessions to feel comfortable opening up to your therapist. However, know that the first step is always the hardest and it will get easier with time. Our mental health should be a priority and there is no shame in seeking professional help. If you or someone you know is struggling, please reach out for help.
If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (800-273-8225) or visit their website at suicidepreventionlifeline.org. For more information on mental health and treatment options, please visit the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) website at nami.org.
Thank you for reading. We hope that this guide has been helpful in beginning your journey to mental health treatment. Remember, you are not alone and help is available. Seek professional help if you are struggling and please reach out if you or someone you know is in crisis. Together, we can break the stigma surrounding mental health and create a more open and understanding world.