Mental Health Stigma
For many years, mental illness had a negative stigma associated with it which can still be present in our culture. However, this stigma has become less present over the years as mental health issues have begun to be given the same attention as physical illnesses. Further, it is common for people to encounter mental health issues throughout the course of their lives.
The good news is that mental illnesses are treatable. Psychotherapy is not only provided for people struggling with serious mental health issues but also for people struggling with adjustments with normal day-to-day struggles.
Reaching out is a real sign of strength as this demonstrates awareness that there is a problem going on in one's life.
Reaching out for help, as opposed to abusing alcohol, drugs or gambling, is a proactive measure to getting back on track and living a healthy and productive life.
You owe it to yourself!