Repeat after me: My feelings are valid and I’m allowed to work through them as I see fit.
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By now, I think we all know that it’s ok not to be ok. That phrase seems to be everywhere we turn.
However, what we don’t know is how to find the help we need once we realize we’re not ok. More importantly, how do you get help when you just don’t have the money?
Sure, we can tell people to “get help” all we want but that phrase is completely empty once you realize how inaccessible “help” really is. There’s an issue of time, location, finding help that meshes with you, money, etc. And of course there are people who truly don’t want help so in general it’s a phrase I tend to avoid.That being said, I do find value in getting help via therapy. And when 53 percent of high student debt borrowers have experienced depression, it’s clear that some truly are in dire need of therapy.
Just like it’s important to go to a doctor every now and then to check on your physical health, I believe everyone should take a trip to the therapist to check on their mental health. After all, a lot of the circumstances and physical ailments we deal with can sometimes be a result of our mental health. So because it’s not always easy to get help, I’m providing some tips for surviving this thing called life. Whether you can’t afford therapy, have no way to get there or just can’t bring yourself to get over the stigma I’m hoping these tips will help bring you some solace until you can get the help you really need.