While for a healthy, fulfilling living, regular check-ins with a therapist (just like a physical check-up) are advised, at certain points in time, seeking help becomes a necessity. Life is not without its challenges, some however can be too overbearing to just ‘move on’. While friends and family can offer advice on many such problems, their responses come from their own biases stemming from their feelings towards you. The advice does not equate to professional help and that is something people realise with their own experience of the same. There are many life events where people can benefit from seeking professional help.
The most common instances and problems where seeking help becomes important include:
Notice how disorders are only one of the many things listed here. That goes on to explain further how mental illness is not the only thing people need to seek professional help for. And remember, early help makes a big difference!
Who you seek help from largely depends on the problems you are facing.