Reaching Out

We often want to fix things on our own, but when it comes to fighting mental health problems like depression and anxiety, a team approach is best. Friends, family, and different health professionals and services all play a vital role in our road to recovery. In fact, without others by our side, recovery can feel achingly out of reach.

Shame and embarrassment often get in our way of reaching out for help when we need it, but this only makes our problems worse, more chronic, and amplifies our sense of failure.

Bottling up only makes the pressure build. The only way to prevent that pressure from exploding is to talk about the challenges you’re facing. This can be with friends, family, health lines, crisis services, and/or health professionals.

While we may feel absolutely alone in our pain, people are there to help us. We just have to ask.