Not asking for help when you need it may result in a long term in anxiety disorders, which cause excessive fear and worry, suicidal thoughts even when it is not obviously apparent to people around you.
“Refusing to ask for help when you need it is refusing someone the chance to be helpful.”
– Ric Ocasek
“Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it.” Ziad K. Abdelnour
“Asking for help is an act of brave humility, a confession that these human bodies and minds that we inhabit are frail and imperfect and broken.”
“Don’t be shy about asking for help. It doesn’t mean you’re weak, it only means you’re wise.”
Some of the reasons people need counseling are:
Most people think, feel, and behave in the same way. The difference resides in the way we see ourselves and the value we give to it. Sometimes you may experience doubts about yourself, or may not be sure about tomorrow. So many challenges may change your good mood in seconds and you start thinking “maybe I’m not as good as I thought I was” The way to cope with any situation that may come up makes a world of difference.
Difficult Life Events
Some people need counselors because they have experienced a stressful life event, and receiving counsel helps them keep hope and stay on top of the situation. Such life events may include but not limited to:
- Abuse or Neglect
- Divorce or separation from a loved one
- Diagnosis of a certain illness
- Job loss
- Death of a loved one
Life Transitions or Decisions
During transition periods, people can benefit from counseling. Such life transition may include but not limited to:
- Becoming a parent
- Choosing a career
- Adjusting to adulthood
These new experiences often bring difficult decisions with them, and counselors can give unbiased input based on personal experiences to help you make the best choices. You may come to discover the choices you truly wanted to make, even when they were not apparent at first.
Even if you’re not facing a specific issue in your life, you may need counseling for self-discovery and self-improvement. Counseling is a good opportunity for people to reflect on their past experiences and explore their feelings and values. This can improve their sense of self, find their purpose and help them feel more complete and satisfied in their lives.
If you are struggling with any of these challenges or are considering counseling for reasons not listed above, register and we will help you for free.