If You're Worried About Your Mental Health, Don't Wait

By Ashli Haggard | Oct. 28, 2015

If you were extremely worried or feeling sad and it won’t go away, would you know what to do?  If you had a fever for a long time, would you hope for the best or would you seek help? Everyone has mental health. Knowing the signs to look for and where to go when you need help is an important part of being mentally healthy.

Getting the right start matters. With support from family and friends and help from professionals, you can stay on the road to wellness. We created a “road map” to help you start a conversation with your support network and seek help when you need it. This guide to getting started on the road to living well will keep you in the driver’s seat of your mental health care. 

Download this infographic here.

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Comments
Beverley Sandler
My name is Beverley Sandler and I am a highly qualified Counsellor in Manchester. I read your post with great interest and can relate to a lot of what you have said.

Just a quick thank you for creating the content and if you ever need any insight into Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Wellness Coaching I would be more than happy to help.

My website is www.4therapyuk.com
3/9/2017 7:21:24 AM

Carolyn M
I have no support system. All my "friends" disappeared after I became I'll and unable to help them all the time. My Dad died a few years ago and my mother and two brothers won't talk to me at all. When they did they always brought up my mental illness and put me down. My daughter is too busy especially since I can't spend money on her all the time. My bff died almost a year ago. I'm in pain all the time and can't work Anymore. Except for my cats I'm alone all the time and can't go anywhere unless I pay a taxi. I am non tiitle 19 SMI and my mental health care is through Mercy Çare. It is unbelievable what they have done to me and how I am treated. God is all that has kept me going, suicide would be my choice right now otherwise.
11/17/2015 10:25:29 AM

Terri
Ryan-
I am hoping that "the someone you trust", ie teacher, coach, etc. will direct the one needing help to the next step...getting help. :)
11/7/2015 6:36:32 AM

Ruth
But Ryan, if you look where it says: "Seek Help". it does insinuate to reach out to a counselor. It explicitly says: "The best results will come from developing a treatment plan that works for you." It also says to be honest about what you are feeling. That basically is telling an individual to get help. Help doesn't always have to be a licensed professional. It can come in the form of a good friend, a pastor, a peer support specialist, or any other support resource. As long as the help is part of the support network and is support the individual, it doesn't matter who or what they are.
10/29/2015 5:10:50 PM

Steve Elder
This great! Very informative and colorful. Hung it up in our training room. Thanks
10/29/2015 7:55:25 AM

Sue
Thanks. I will share this very helpful infographic
10/28/2015 9:49:29 PM

Nancy S
Great way to pass this incredibly important information.
Thank you.....
10/28/2015 9:32:38 PM

Ryan
I don't understand why nowhere on this wonderful infographic (not being sarcastic at all) does it say reach out to a counselor. Why? Seems simple enough to include.
10/28/2015 6:21:41 PM

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