Depression and mental illness are long associated with being sad and mentally ill people and those fighting mental disorders are judged by the misleading emotional states like happiness, which have nothing to do with the underlying disorder.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event. The event may involve a real or perceived threat of injury or death. Learn more on who's most at risk and what treatments are available.
For some people, the decision to seek out therapy is an easy one - they've received a mental health diagnosis they know they can't handle on their own, or they want to try out a certain kind of therapy. She said there are several commonalities that have driven her clients to seek out therapy.
Everyone makes missteps and occasionally slips into risky behaviors.
But when you can’t stop a specific behavior, if it’s interfering with your ability to function properly in your daily life, or it’s negatively affecting your relationships, it’s time to pause and seek help.