There is a stigma that therapy is only for people suffering a debilitating mental concern or has experienced trauma.
Did you know:
54% of Australians don’t seek treatment for mental health.
20% of Australians will experience mental health disorders at least once in their life (That is 1 in 5! Think of 5 people you know, one of them has probably gone through something like this)
35.7 % of prescriptions dispensed in 2016-17 were Mental Health related!
We need to change these statistics together!
The benefits far exceed any crisis
Therapy can provide releif of symptoms, which can make this more noticeable when we are experiencing a particular issue or distress. But even when we are in a positive place; many people wonder how they can be their happiest, most productive version of themselves. Over time, difficulties and challenges can bloom into a disastrous emotional build up. The earlier we engage in introspection such as in therapy, the better off we are in the long run.
Cant’ I just talk to my friends?
Getting support from friends and loved ones is important. However a trained professional will not only give you undivided attention, they will also give you an unbias perspective. Sometimes we may have fear about talking to a stranger, this is completely normal!
Therapy isn’t just for moments of earth-shattering personal tragedies. It can also be useful in reorienting yourself toward your true wants and needs, training yourself in the art of self-compassion, and better understanding, respecting, and communicating your feelings
Research has shown that verbalizing feelings can have a significant therapeutic effect on the brain. In other words, getting your worries out in the open (even the "insignificant" ones) particularly with someone trained to help you manage them, is a good thing for your well-being.
You may know someone who you are worried about. Encourage them to seek help! Or if it for yourself, reduce the statistics by getting the support you need.