We All Face Mental Problems
But Do We All Overcome Them?
It is shocking to see that people still find it difficult to understand and comprehend the true importance of mental health. When we get hurt physically, the first thing we do is go for the first aid kit or go see a doctor so that the injury doesn’t get worse. Then why don’t we normalize seeking a mental therapist to help us with our emotional and mental injuries? Why is it we choose to ignore them and claim that they will fix themselves? No they will not, just like any other injury, mental health issues also require a professional experienced Psychiatrist and a Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist.
How Mental Problems Can Become A Part of Us?
When something is left inside our thoughts for too long, it slowly becomes a part of our personality, a part of who we are and what people have to interact with. Mental problems work similarly. If left untreated, they will soon become a part of your behavior and attitude, which could create serious issues for your professional and social life. Some of the most common reasons for mental problems are uncontrollable stress, severe depression, genetics, injury, prenatal damage, substance abuse, strong addictions, and other factors.
How Can We Help?
Every therapy session starts with listening, and that’s what we do. We first listen to what our client has to say and then help them understand the underlying causes of their mental problems and issues. It all starts with realization and acknowledgement since most of the time, patients do not even know them. Once the individual knows that they have a mental problem, it becomes easy to help them recover and expel it from their lives permanently.
Professionals deal with the anxiety depending on the type and severity of their patient’s anxiety. Here are 5 most common ways medical practitioners deal with their patients’ anxiety issues:
- Relaxation techniques that allow them to calm down during stressful situations which trigger their anxiety.
- Regular exercise routine that helps build their self-confidence to manage their anxiety.
- Grooming their personality and physical appearance to boost their self-esteem.
- Support groups that allow them to talk about their problems and release the buildup tension inside.
- If all else fails, medication to suppress and handle the anxiety attacks that trouble them.
The 3 3 3 rule helps the individual shift their focus from their anxiety buildup to something else, allowing them to relax and calm down.
You can follow the 3 3 3 rules by:
- Naming 3 sounds that you hear in your surroundings
- Move three different parts of your body
- Point and observe three random things that you see
There are two main reasons why people would be reluctant to seek mental therapy treatments. One is that society thinks people who see a psychologist, psychiatrist, or even a general mental therapist, are crazy and mentally insane. This thinking couldn’t be more wrong. Just like people visit medical clinics and hospitals to treat their physical wounds, they need professionals to address and heal their mental wounds.