Life is great. I have so much to be thankful for and not a lot to complain about. A lot of us probably feel that way.
But life can also have rough patches. Sometimes, those rough patches seem like hell on earth and they don’t care if the timing is inopportune.
Those things can take a toll on our health, both physically and emotionally. Just as you would go to the doctor for physical health, there are places to turn to get mental health help. What are some things that a person could need some outside help with? Stress management, depression, anxiety, eating disorders/body image, drug and alcohol abuse, sexual trauma, couples/marital counseling, family of origin issues, personality disorders, PTSD, and a slew of others. Even writing those down feels burdensome–nobody should have to feel alone while going through them! At the beginning of my senior year I decided to finally see a counselor on campus to deal with some things that happened in my childhood that were still affecting me. One of the top 3 best decisions I’ve ever made. So it’s about to get personal while I share 10 things to know about getting help when life is hard. Continue reading