Most people will go through periods of their life where their mental health is not good. It is normal for people to get sad or anxious as life can be very stressful sometimes. However, if you find yourself feeling like this all or most of the time then you may have a mental health problem and should seek help. This can be in the form of finding someone to talk to such as a counselor or even a close friend. This can also be in the form of medical attention. Here are some steps that you should try if you need some support with your mental health:
If you have been a victim of traumatic events which affect your mental health there are lots of specialized services available such as:
Helplines are an amazing way of getting immediate support and helpline workers can provide you with further information on where and how to get help.
We have a helpline page at Let It Out which shows NI helplines. If you are not from NI then please use the link below to visit the Helplines Partnerships page which allows you to search for helplines in your local area.
There are lots of private counsellors and therapists available as well. Counselling Directory is a great way to find them. It also allows you to search by specific type of therapy, location and common issues.
Click on the link below to visit their website and browse the therapists.
Here are some PDF files that contain further information on services by location.