Mental health is like a blanket when we get cold, it is our warm safe space and keeps us comfortable. The rise of mental health disorders is increasing by the day and affecting anyone in different age groups. The 5 most common mental health disorders are depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, Schizophrenia, and Dementia. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, there are about 322 million people suffering with depression. Anxiety is usually tied in with depression when diagnosed. The surprising part is a person will never know if they are diagnosed with a mental illness because of how immune they have become to the feeling. Throughout time, a person is like a ticking time bomb where one day their emotions will explode and be harder to control. There is a stigma of mental health today and it is time to get rid of this mentality. BetterHelp is using their online tools to reach out to others who are suffering from any type of mental health issues.
BetterHelp have licensed specialists of psychology and counseling to assist others facing any challenges in their life. The user can request an expert to speak to them through their computer or smartphone. This is breaking the norms of therapy by receiving quicker guidance within seconds compared to waiting on your scheduled appointment. A user can read into a variety of profiles of different experts to suit their best needs. Plus, you have the choice to choose what gender you’re comfortable with and pay lower monthly costs. BetterHelp provides members with unlimited text, calls and video messages. The use of counselors and therapists are available to you no matter where you live. If you are not ready to speak with a licensed specialist yet then you can read useful advice in conquering depression or anxiety.
This is a type of help you can seek instead of being traditional and checking in with a specialist in person. It can be difficult to understand, you are not alone with your struggles as someone else can be feeling the same way. I have experienced being depressed myself after I have graduated from California State University of Northridge. I had, what you call, “post grad depression”. Post grad depression happens when a recent graduate received their degree without any job lined up right after. I felt like this for a couple of weeks and I didn’t want to speak with anyone. I was lost in my thoughts and I knew something was wrong with me. With no type of income and having a Bachelors in Sociology, I felt hopeless. Eventually I got back to my feet and started feeling myself again. Things happen for a reason and I am a firm believer good karma always comes its way. I started feeling better when I helped others in the same situation as me. I got inspired and started inspiring others to conquer their fears and doubts. I hope my story influences you in some kind of way and spread positivity wherever you go.
Online therapy is slowly making its way to being part of our lives. Take a look at BetterHelp for more information.
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