We all go through life with our struggles, and sometimes life deals some heavy blows. When you’re going through personal problems, it can sometimes feel that you’re alone and the darkness is never ending. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We often forget that there’s support and help just a phone call or click away. Sometimes, we may seek to get help from our friends and family, which can be effective for issues such as bereavement, family illnesses, relationship breakups.
However, there’s time when professional help is called for. In circumstances such as family separation, severe depression, alcohol/drug abuse, diagnoses of cancer or mental health issues such as bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia or other conditions which can affect a persons thoughts and actions. There are various forms of help available today, such as counselling, group therapies, single therapy sessions, art/music therapy or seeing a psychologist. One such website that aims to connect people suffering with trained professionals is TrueCounsellor, an online directory of mental health practitioners, counsellors and therapists. For example, you may live in the outer suburbs of Sydney and be looking for a psychologist in Sydney, all you have to do is enter your postcode and then a list of professional counsellors or psychologists will come up. If you want to reach out to one, their contact details are listed on the website. They will receive your enquiry and follow up with you.
As mental health issues become more prevelant in our modern society, due to the various pressures and stresses we face in our daily lives, it’s good to know that help is out there. TrueConsellor and similar sites really make it much easier for people to connect with mental health practitioners.