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When and How to Seek Help for Mental Health Issues — 15 Comments

  1. I can see why someone would want to visit a mental health therapist if they stop functioning in things like work, school, and social life. Communication is key in a lot of these aspects of life, so someone who doesn’t feel mentally well enough to even talk is going to struggle. I like that you suggest setting up a phone interview to get a sense of how different health providers operate.

    • Derek, thank you for your comment. You have pointed out one of the many challenges surrounding seeking treatment for mental health conditions–open communication. It doesn’t help that there is such a stigma associated with mental illness. I am thankful to Dr. Moore for sharing her insights in this article and I hope that imparting this knowledge will be part of the solution.

  2. Very Informative Blog, I loved reading this as it contains such a good stuff that helps one in Seeking help for mental health issues. And at the same time the blog is spreading awareness as well.

  3. Mental health issues could pose a lot of strain to a sufferer’s relationships and general well-being so it is only prudent to seek professional help for diagnosis if you believe you might be inflicted with a disorder. I have seen seemingly ordinary people who have suffered from different mental disorders and I would agree that a lot of things could possibly be harmed if not treated accordingly. I really appreciate that you have included some resources that people could look into as such an issue needs proper education, and most importantly, help and concern coming from the people surrounding the ailing.

    • Thank you so much for your comment, Dan. We must begin treating mental health the same way we address our physical ailments.

  4. It’s good to know when to see a mental health specialist. My brother has some issues in this regard, but he’s never seen anyone for it. His relationship with his wife is causing some problems, so I’ll tell him that he needs to get some help.

    • Hi Ridley, I’m sorry to hear about your brother. I hope he will be open to seeking professional help. Thanks for your comment.

  5. It’s good to see such informative article and also the fact that you have mentioned numbers and people to go to in the article as well. I also appreciate you mentioning how mental illness can be cyclical but should not be termed as a phase. More people need to identify their symptoms and take help. It is essential for families to not consider the illness as a social stigma and get them the help they deserve.

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