Getting professional counseling in times of a mental health crisis can make a huge difference in the associated short- and long-term outcomes. A trained counselor knows how to help you identify priorities, listens to what you have to say, and helps you find your way to wellness keeping in mind your personal goals.
While many people still shy away from reaching out to a professional due to a number of reasons, it is encouraging to see mental health counseling is becoming more popular with time. The statistics were quite poor until a few years ago but have been growing positive. Now, approximately 20% American adults get some kind of mental health counseling and treatment in a year.
If you – or a loved one – are going through stressful times at work, home, or in any other area of your life and you feel you are not finding the right answers, reaching out to a professional counselor is the best thing you can do.