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Important Ways to Take Care of Your Mental Health

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6. Get help, even if you think what you’re dealing with isn’t “bad enough.”

There is no threshold of struggling you have to reach before therapy or medication is warranted. If you’re experiencing mood changes that aren’t going away—especially if it’s interfering with your daily life—talk to someone and get help. That someone can be a primary care doctor, a friend, a therapist, or even your human resources department. The Psychology Today therapist finder is a great tool.

 

7. Along those lines, find a therapist who is uniquely qualified to treat you, especially if you’re a person of color.

Recognize the role that racism and racial micro-aggressions could be playing in your mental health. [email protected] and [email protected] play a significant role in a person’s vulnerability to mental health struggles as well as their reluctance to seek treatment, as  But finding a therapist can be hard, and finding a black mental health professional can be even harder, as African-American psychologists made up just 5.3 percent of the active psychology workforce in 2013. Don’t let that stop you from getting the help you need. To find a therapist near you, …….Continue Reading