It can happen to anyone

Many times in our lives we feel like we are not going to make it.. we struggle with our jobs, our marriages, finances, etc. We then feel sad and alone and before we know it we are ill mentally.  This starts a downward spiral of depression, anxiety and panic attacks.  Mental health illnesses can happen to anyone, anywhere or anytime.

We hate the thought of leaving our houses to go and get help with a medical professional so we keep it to ourselves and let it fester and then we explode and mess up relationships around us...

no, just me...

ok then ;)

The world of counseling is diverse and offers many types of therapy. Each person who enters treatment has different mental health issues and thus different emotional needs. All human beings have struggles and life challenges. Depending on what an individual is dealing with or which mental illness the person has, can determine what sort of therapy will work best for them.

When I first got sick with depression and anxiety, I dreaded having to leave my house and go out anywhere especially to a doctor and have to tell my story all over and over.  Almost every day I had wished there was a way to reach out to my dr digitally,  I only had a phone, I could not even email and the receptionist would never let me talk to them and sometimes I had to wait weeks to get in to see them.

If you struggle with mental health you need to reach out to someone, with the technology that is available now it is so much easier to reach out to someone and you can reach out to them thru Telehealth.

This is the use of digital information and communication technologies, such as computers and mobile devices, to access health care services remotely and manage your health care. These may be technologies you use from home or that your doctor uses to improve or support health care services.

Some people are hesitant because they feel online help may not be "real", who are you really giving your money to, will this information be shared online somewhere?  The answer is YES, it is real and NO they do not share your information it is the same as going to an office somewhere, still confidential.

As with anything you can do online, why not get advice online, no one has to know where you go or who you see, it is a win for us all especially if some days it is hard to go out in the real world, I am not saying to hide out every day but some days it is much easier to hide out than to face people and be judged.

Like anything online, you do have to be careful, just because they say they are a counselor and you give them your payment info and then your identity is stolen etc, you have to be careful and make sure they are who they say they are, there are ways you can find that out of course a quick search with google can help with that :)

Good luck to all of us who fight this disease.

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