Its ok to see a therapist at christmas. - MissLJBeauty

Its ok to see a therapist at christmas.

Hi everyone, 

How are you? 
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I want to talk today about mental health. We are in the festive season. There are so many traditions we are meant to adhere to right? We put up our Christmas trees, we buy presents, we send Christmas cards but mostly this is the season where Joy has been forced upon you. They say Christmas is the happiest time of the year. But what if this is not the case. What if you are struggling? Christmas can be a huge trigger. Not everyone has had the perfect festive season. 

I myself struggle with Christmas. There are a few reasons for this but when I was 16 a very traumatic event happened to me on Christmas night and ever since I struggle with Christmas. I want to tell you it is ok to not be ok. There is no shame in getting help. I know this time of year is a huge trigger for me. It has been a long time since that night that changed my life but with the coming of Christmas songs, it is thrust to the front of my mind. It took me a long time to accept what happened to me and it has taken me even longer to try and dissociate the trama with Christmas. 

It is always ok to talk to someone about your mental health. We all talk about going to the gym don't we but we don't talk about our therapist appointments? I wish people would be more open about getting help. It should be as common as your gym membership. I personally love betterhelp

BetterHelp is an online councilling service. You are matched up with a therapist, who specialised in your condition. All their therapist are fully accredited qualified and trained. Best of all you can have your sessions from the comfort of your own home. You can have your sessions via Skype, email, phone call or massager. You get tailored treatment at affordable prices from your own home. No more waiting lists and no more anxiety about attending a clinic or office. 

Better help offers everything from individual counselling to couple counselling and even teenage counselling services. It is so easy to get started with BetterHelp, you just follow the link and answer some questions.  They match you with the right therapist for you. It really is that simple to get some help.  

If you are in between appointments, Better help also has a huge resource of free articles for you to browse at any time with lots of helpful information. Just click the advice tab on the site and have a read. They even have articles on why you should choose an online counselling service. Some of my person favourites are Exercise And Anxiety: Does Exercise Help and An Overview Of General Bullying Facts there really are so many fantastic articles to go read they alone can really help. Why not go and check them out? 

My blog was started when I was battling depression and anxiety.  If you have followed me for a while you will know. That mental health is really important to me. I want to use this little space to remove the stigma from mental health. There is no shame in looking after your mind the same as you would your body. We will all go to the doctor if we get physically hurt but would we all go to see a therapist if our head needs help. I really hope the answer is yes if not now in the future. If you are reading this and you are struggling. Talk to someone. Get some help. 

MissLJBeauty