How Talking About Our Problems Can Help Us
It is often said that if you have a problem, talk it over with someone. This could be a friend, family member, or a counsellor (like a therapist). A good listener can provide support and advice if needed, and will keep your conversation confidential. They can also look at your situation from a different perspective and offer suggestions that you might not have considered.
Whether they can fix the problem or not, a listener will give you an opportunity to vent and release pent-up tension. This can make it easier to find solutions or just get through the day. It can also be a relief to know that you are not alone and that others feel the same way you do.
Remember that life is about ups and downs, and letting the moments of pain override the joy in your life is not healthy. Finding people who will support you and listen to you is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. When you feel like I need someone to talk to, contact Someone to listen.
There is a stigma that surrounds mental illness, which can make it harder for people to reach out for support. Don’t let this stop you from seeking the help you need – your family doctor is a great place to start. They can help you find a therapist and refer you to other services if necessary. Many helplines are also free, confidential telephone counselling services that are available 24 hours a day.