A FIRST-STEP TOWARDS MENTAL HEALTH

This past week has been quite the online mental-health rollercoaster for a lot of people.

 

The holidays can be a stressful time for a lot of people… coupled with less sunlight and simply too much online media consumption, I think now is as good a time as any to have a quick discussion about one way you can begin to right the ship.

I’ve been in and out of various therapy sessions my entire life and been on the full list of medications with varying degrees of success. One thing was always true, the more work I put in, the more I got out of it but I still felt as though I kept falling backward… and my therapy sessions never seemed to last long enough or the takeaways always seemed fleeting… was I not being honest with myself in my sessions? Maybe I didn’t feel comfortable sharing everything that I needed to share? It doesn’t matter.

We all need a little help at times (some more than others, and that’s ok!). Part of my struggle in the past has been to know when and how to ask for help… because, well, I’m pretty freaking stubborn at times and it can cause me and the people I love a lot of unnecessary stress.

After a pretty rough mental patch a few months ago, I opened up to someone close to me and they recommended that I try Talkspace Therapy. I decided to give it a shot even though it was expensive. I started to notice a greater sense of mental peace and stability within weeks of signing up and beginning my journey. I started to challenge myself more… digging deeper into my own emotions and learning to love and accept myself regardless of the stress and anxiety present in my own life.

I’ve had some really great personal breakthroughs with Talkspace. It has provided me with a safe outlet to discuss anything that I want to work on with a professionally trained therapist that has helped safely guide me to a better understanding of myself. As I continue to press through a variety of uncomfortable discussions, it feels like a weight has been lifted… and I am left with more energy and focus to spend on the things that are the most important to me in my life…. like my goals and friends and family and greater spiritual balance.

I’ve worked through a variety of uncomfortable thoughts and fears since starting my program several months ago and that’s the reason why I am linking you to their site here. I believe in the value of their service and stand by their product. The reason for me to share my own mental health development and struggles over the years is to just let you guys know that you’re not alone. There is hope for better mental health and it simply starts with the desire to make a change.

Do you know of anyone that might benefit from an online therapy course, like Talkspace? I would greatly appreciate if you could share this article link with them! Thank you!!! 🙂

 

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