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Ask For Help: Exploring The Underlying Barriers That Deter Individuals From Seeking The Help They Deserve

Ask For Help: Exploring The Underlying Barriers That Deter Individuals From Seeking The Help They Deserve

There are so many of us that are scared to ask for help when it comes to support for mental health challenges due to the “labels” we may think we would get or assign even to ourselves. Some of the limiting thoughts/beliefs that may come up for you in exploring asking for help could sound like:

I am not REALLY struggling, I thought you have to be suicidal to see a therapist….
People say, get over it, it’s easy.
Will people think I have a severe mental illness?
I am weak
I can’t control my emotions
Don’t look back on the past!
I can do this alone/ no one will ever understand me
Your past was worse than mine, I should be fine.
It is so easy to forget
How do you have depression, your life is great!
Why do I have anxiety?
Will I be looked at differently/People look at me differently now.
I don’t know where to go to get help
I don’t know what I need and I am scared
Why can’t I do this by myself
I feel lost/ there is no hope
I am not good enough to get help/ I don’t deserve help
I shouldn’t waste someone’s time with my reckless mistakes
I don’t want to talk about me.
I have to be strong enough because “X.Y.Z.”

There are so many thoughts that can go through our head because of the “labels” that people put on providers that help with mental help and on you, so let’s be real, they’re false.

Let’s STOP.
Stop letting the lies that people say or the thoughts you may think, affect the way you get help. What others say shouldn’t matter to you because in the end, you will always hear the voice in your head that may build you up or tear you down.

Here is the thing, NO ONE knows YOUR story. No one knows what you have walked through and any trauma that you have faced that caused you to have these thoughts, these feelings, and these uncertainties. Everyone deals and copes with them differently and that is because we are all different. Worrying about you and your wellbeing comes with working on your mental health. Living in this world is not easy and challenges everyone in many ways. When we hold back because of fears of what others may think, it can continue to perpetuate and grow these limiting beliefs. You may not see it until it’s too late, or until you’re in that next relationship, or you’re going to the next concert, etc. When you hold emotions, feelings, and thoughts in, it is like a burning fire within you. If we don’t practice releasing our pain, it will stay within and take over your life, causing you to develop an addiction, an eating disorder, anxiety, stress, etc. and that can be really hard to overcome as well.

Let us take a moment to remind you, it is OKAY to seek help! It may be for you and it may not, but you will never know unless you allow yourself to try. It is okay to be scared of the things to come and it’s okay to talk about things that have played a role in your life. Never let society tell you what you can or cannot do something because of fears of “labels” they may put on you. You’re important, you’re valuable, you should never feel alone, you deserve as much as the person next to you. Embrace your mental health, know the importance of it and how it affects your life.

If you are in need of any help, we have amazing therapists who can help! Click the link (https://sinnergywellnessgroup.com/our-team/) and check them out because YOU are worth it.

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