Entering into therapy can be overwhelming and challenging, which can lead one to avoid seeking out the help they need to overcome the circumstances in their lives. Seeking out mental health services sometimes comes with a stigma attached and can be hard to overcome given the frame of reference in which we are accustomed to handling conflict, or crisis situations. Breaking the stigma and getting you the skills you need to overcome your situation(s) is something I take value in. I often pose the question to clients if there was something medically wrong and you needed to seek out help, would you do it? Hopefully the answer is yes and if so, the same concept is true for our mental health and well-being.
We may even believe in the value of maintaining our mental health, but life tends to weigh us down to where we may overlook the need for self-care. Learning critical life skills to help balance work, school and personal life is key. Developing or strengthening these skills is a benefit you can receive from therapy services as well.
Whatever your situation, know that our mental health is just as important as our physical health and sometimes we need that additional support to create stability or a balance in our lives.