Friday, June 29, 2018

Mental Health

We know when our emotions are getting the best of us or our thoughts are troubling. We can feel such effects in our bodies. This is when we are at high risk to do something in the heat of the moment that is regretable. Often people don't know what to do. So let's talk about this a minute.

If you have health insurance, call your insurance company and ask them to give you the name of a few therapists near you. If you are employed, ask your employer if you have an Employee Assistance Program. These programs cost your employer and you pay nothing.

If you don't have insurance and you can't afford to pay a therapist's full fee, ask them for a sliding scale and negotiate a price. You can find therapists on and for starters. Ask your doctor if he has a recommendation. Call your county mental health. They are more likely to work with you if you don't have insurance or at least will have resources for you.

If all else fails, grab a pen and paper and begin writing out the emotions and thoughts that bother you and see if you can help yourself by processing them.

Every county in every state has mental health services. You will have to do a little searching to find out what your community has. It is worth it to get help. Maybe we can cut down on town shootings and mental health suffering.

Here are some resources I took from an article on line:

Please get help before hurting yourself or anyone else. We are each needed on this planet. 


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