By Michelle Idar
As a mental health professional and someone who regularly sees a therapist, I strongly support and advocate the benefits of attending therapy. Let’s be honest for a second. When we don’t know how to fix something, we reach out to a professional like a mechanic to fix our car, a contractor to fix our house, or a dentist to fix our teeth. We easily seek help to fix these issues and move on, right?
Why is it that we have trust issues or difficulty reaching out to a therapist to help us fix ourselves? We can be repaired as well, right? Why do we avoid seeking professional help when it comes to our mental health and well-being? Why do we keep quiet about it?
Our mental health is just as important as physical health. Both are closely connected. At some point in our lives, we deal with stressors that affect our mental health. Many people are fearful or ashamed to reach out for professional help because of the stigmas that exist around therapy and mental health. You are not alone. It is important to recognize the false and negative beliefs that surround metal health services and understand that help is available for you.
Want to learn more about the misconceptions regarding mental health treatment? Please bring your family and friends to join TCP Marriage & Family Services, for a FREE Mental Health Community Event on January 10, 2019, from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, located at the Best Western Plus Hill Country Suites, 18555 US Highway 281 N, San Antonio, TX 78258. We will be covering a variety of Mental Health topics including: Anger, Anxiety, and Depression. Drinks and snacks will be provided. Please register for this event by contacting our office at: (210) 516-2607 or visiting our website at: www.tcpmfs.org.
Mental Health Misconceptions
By Michelle Idar