Twelve step programs work great if you’re an addict who successfully completed an inpatient rehab program or an intensive outpatient program and you’re focused on your aftercare recovery.
If you’ve been feeling bad for a while and you think it’s time to see someone about it, because you don’t want to feel bad anymore, then keep reading.
If you answer yes to any of the questions below, then consider seeking a professional diagnoses and treatment for your condition.
Where can you find help?
You can start with a local psychologist. A psychologist is a professional who evaluates and studies behavior and mental processes.
A center will help diagnose and treat your mental health issues all in one convenient location.
Mental health disorders do eventually get worse and in some cases, these issues can prevent you from getting through your day if not treated.
How long have you been feeling down?
Has it been a few months, or a few years? Has it gotten pretty bad these past few months, days or weeks? How are things at this moment?
Sometimes depression and other behavioral issues start off with feeling “a bit low” or “wound up about things” and then you lose all motivation and don’t feel like doing anything.
Do you find it hard to get motivated for things, and yet you want to be? Do you want to get better and feel like you’re reaching the point where you’re finally ready to do something about it?
You might feel like there’s no one to really talk to about your feelings, so you just kind of stay on your own, trying to avoid thinking about it, but you just can’t stop…
You probably feel no one would listen or understand, anyway, right? You might live with your friends, family or a spouse and yet you don’t feel like you can talk to them, correct?
They might even invite you along to do things but you feel like you don’t want to bring them down? As if they don’t understand what you’re going through or they don’t know? They don’t make fun of how you feel, but they don’t really understand what it’s like, either.
Is this you?
Do you try and hide the way you’re feeling from those closest to you? Does it feel easier to hide it than to try and explain it all the time when no one really wants to know?
So you’ve been feeling down, you’ve been feeling unmotivated. You feel like you want to be better, but actually, it sounds like you feel like you can’t reach out for help, you can’t speak to anybody.
If you feel like this article resonates with you then we strongly suggest you seek a professional clinical diagnosis right away.