I thought I would reshare this post about talking therapy seeing as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Mind, the mental health charity, are encouraging you to #SpeakYourMind.
In this post you will find different ways to get talk support, as well as links to my other self help tips for mental health and to orgañisations who can offer further support.
Treatment for your mental illness may be medication and/or some form of talk support or therapy. It could be in the form of group counselling or one-one with a psychiatrist, psychologist, nurse or a CBT counsellor.
It is very important that you talk about your mental health. Get it out in the open. If you keep it bottled up, things seem so much worse.
Here are some ways to find talk support:
Once you have seen your GP you should get a referral to some form of therapist, counsellor, or psychiatrist. You may need to push for a quicker appointment if you feel you need it.
Once you get to see someone, it’s important that you are entirely honest with them about your thoughts and feelings. You’re never going to see them again once you’re well so it’s easier to open up to a stranger who will not judge…
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