Why Talk To A Professional

Because your mental health deserves expert care. In a world where stress, anxiety, and life’s challenges can feel overwhelming, our team of experienced therapists is here to be your compass in the storm. Please don’t go through these struggles alone; let us help you find your way to calmer shores. Connect with us today, and together, we’ll work towards building a stronger and happier you.

Looking For Help

Knowing When to Get Help

The brain controls everything in your body, like breathing, talking, moving, and thinking. Mental health issues can mess with how your brain works, so you might wonder when to get help.

You should think about getting help when:

  • Your emotions, thoughts, or behaviors become too much to handle or make you very upset.
  • This has been going on for more than two weeks.
  • It’s affecting your everyday life, making it hard to sleep, eat, focus, work, enjoy things, or have good relationships.
  • You’re pulling away from friends and family.
  • You’re also dealing with other problems, like using drugs, thinking about hurting yourself, or acting aggressively.
  • You’re making risky choices or doing things that could be dangerous.
  • So, what does this mean for you? If you notice a change in your feelings and can’t enjoy things you used to, like hanging out with friends, playing sports, doing well in school, or even feeling hungry, it’s time to talk to an adult you trust.
  • You don’t have to deal with these feelings alone. There’s always someone in your life, like a parent, teacher, coach, or someone from your faith group, who can help during tough times. The important thing is to share your feelings with someone who can support you.

Reach Out To Someone You Trust
It might feel awkward to talk to your parents about mental health. You might feel embarrassed or ashamed. But remember, there are many people who can support and guide you, like teachers, school counselors, coaches, club leaders, or members of your faith community. Sometimes, talking to a grandparent or older sibling might be easier than talking to a parent. Think about who you’d turn to if you were having problems with friends.

If you need to talk to your parent or guardian, we have some tips on how to start the conversation. There are also resources like Crisis Text Line and HelpLine, which you can reach by phone, text, or chat to get the help you need.

Seek Help
Reaching out and sharing your feelings is the first step to getting the support and treatment you need to feel better. Your family might suggest talking to your pediatrician or doctor. Or, you can talk to your school’s guidance counselor, nurse, or social worker. These professionals can provide you with valuable resources.

Consider Seeing a Therapist
If your mental health issues start affecting your school, friends, or family, your parent or guardian might suggest seeing a therapist. Talk therapy, where you have regular conversations to understand and manage your feelings and thoughts, can be really helpful.

Some people have trouble in school not because the work is too hard, but because they struggle with things like paying attention, focusing, or dealing with anxiety. If you face these challenges, therapy can be a big help.