Getting the Help You Need for Your Mental Heatlh by PaisleyH .....

Feeling sad occasionally or grieving a loss is common, but if you think you are fighting chronic mental health struggles, it is time to reach out to a professional. Below is a brief guide to finding the resources you need to start your mental health journey.

Date:   11/2/2021 10:51:59 PM ( 6 mon ago)

Everyone faces mental health challenges at some point in their lives. Whether you are looking to take preventive action to protect your mental health or are looking for tools to treat issues that you already face, there are plenty of resources available to help you. Feeling sad occasionally or grieving a loss is common, but if you think you are fighting chronic mental health struggles, it is time to reach out to a professional. Below is a brief guide to finding the resources you need to start your mental health journey. 

Where Can You Go to Find a Provider?

You live in a digital age, and that means that mental health experts are just a click away. You can find everything from a therapist to a specialized ADHD doctor online. You can also find national hotlines for areas such as domestic violence, suicide prevention, substance abuse issues, anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns. 

There are even mobile apps that can give you direct access to providers that accept your insurance. They also generally work best for people without insurance by providing more affordable options for therapy. Apps like Worry Watch, Lantern, TalkSpace, PTSD Coach and IntelliCare can be downloaded for free. Most of them provide free assessment as well. 

What Type of Healthcare Provider Do You Need? 

Before you start looking into where you can find a provider, you should consider what type of provider you need. Sometimes you may even need more than one. You can start with your primary care physician, who can assess your symptoms and guide you to the right specialty.

First, what providers can diagnose and prescribe medication for a mental health condition? Read the list below.

Most of the time, if you search for a provider online or through your insurance, you'll find that they have specializations. You can narrow down the type of provider you need based on recommendations from your doctor and a self-assessment of your own symptoms.

What Mental Health Experts Cannot Provide Medication?

Not all mental health struggles require medication as a treatment. Counseling alone is a viable option, and providers can range from niche topics to broad, general needs. Below are a few experts that can help without medication.

Never assume that your problem is too specific for anyone to understand. You can find someone who specializes in nearly every mental health problem and get the help you need.

The stigma that once plagued mental health struggles has long since been lifted. Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. It can be a process to diagnose and treat, but there is always help available. Reach out to experts whenever necessary. 


 

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