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When to get help
Knowing when to get help either from therapy, support groups, or a medication can be difficult. Life changes, loss, or financial stress — when added to everyday life challenges — can be a trigger for mental health issues. Or you may have had symptoms for a long time for no specific reason.
5 Signs it's time to talk to a health professional about your mental health
These are just general guidelines that are not meant to provide a diagnosis or mental health assessment; they do not address all mental health concerns.
Stress & AnxietyIt’s important to be mindful of your stress and watch out for physical changes.
Hormones are released when you feel stressed repeatedly, and this can result in overeating, fatigue, anxiety, muscle tension/pain, and stomach upset.
If a life event or challenge at work has caused some of these symptoms, it is a good idea to start talking to a professional about how to manage and lower your stress. Learning how to deal with your stress can have benefits for your physical and mental health.
Antidepressants might help
It is VERY common to need to seek help or treatment for anxiety and depression. Many adults from all walks of life and professions find that, if they experience anxiety or depression, talking to a health care provider about their options for treatment can result in a better quality of life.
It’s important to talk to your doctor about ongoing anxiety, stress, depression, or negative feelings that stick with you. Keep in mind, it may take time to find the right prescription.
Your doctor may also advise you to make certain lifestyle changes such as exercising, eating healthy, and creating a better sleep routine.
Grief & Loss
Grief is a strong and difficult emotion that often takes time to work through. When grief is getting in the way of your quality of life, it is a good idea to seek help to process the loss. There are resources for grief counselors in Amarillo who specialize in the loss of a loved one who can help you in your journey to heal.