Reaching out for help can feel very hard and scary. Here at Life Resolutions, we want to make reaching out for help as easy as possible. Our director, Jodie Brenton and head psychologist, Mary Magalotti want to help all Australians reach mental wellness.
When should I reach out for help?
When you are feeling low, stressed, anxious, sad or have any symptoms that raise concern, you should reach out to a trusted friend or family member. However, if these symptoms begin to affect your ability to live your everyday life, we recommend reaching out to a mental health professional or your GP.
How to reach out for help?
We understand that bringing up topics of mental health is hard. When reaching out to friends or family, we recommend the following.
- Be in a comfortable environment
Being in a safe and comfortable environment (even when talking on the phone) can help you feel more comfortable talking about your mental health.
- Try speaking honestly
It isn’t easy to talk about things that are worrying you, we recommend using “I” statements and being specific about what is concerning you.
- Take your time
When talking about your mental wellbeing, it is important to take your time and not rush. Be sure you talk about the things you feel comfortable talking about. Also, we recommend taking your time before starting any tasks or projects after the conversation.
Reaching out to a professional can take several forms. Contacting your GP can help you access a mental health plan and begin to process of seeing a mental health professional. If you need to contact a professional immediately, consider contacting Beyond Blue, LifeLine or 000 in an emergency situation.
You can reach out to the Life Resolutions team can be done online or over the phone. Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti want the Life Resolutions services to help you or your loved ones to improve your mental wellbeing. Visit our website for more information on our services, booking and our team of psychologists.