Four Signs It’s Time to Seek Mental Health Help

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Four Signs It’s Time to Seek Mental Health Help

It can be difficult to know when it’s time to seek mental health help. It also can be hard take the leap and actually seek help. Here are four signs that it’s time and four reasons why it might be a good idea.

Four Signs That Now is The Time for Mental Health Help

  • Your life (home, work, relationships, and more) is becoming more disrupted because of your mental health symptoms.
  • Your coping skills aren’t as effective as they used to be.
  • Sleeping has become problematic; you’re sleeping too much or not enough.
  • You want to get better and could use extra support.

Four Reasons Why Getting Mental Health Help Could Be a Good Idea

  1. You’ll work on decreasing each of your symptoms as well as increasing the quality of your life.
  2. You will develop new, effective coping skills and a toolbox of helpful strategies.
  3. Your mental and physical health can begin to work together again, so that things like sleeping and eating become regular.
  4. You’ll have a partner on your journey to wellness who will listen and support you as you heal.

Listen to yourself and honor your desire—and ability—to thrive.

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Peterson, T. (2017, August 7). Four Signs It’s Time to Seek Mental Health Help, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, June 15 from

Last Updated: August 8, 2017

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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