4 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Seek Mental Health Help

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If you are experiencing mental health problems for any reason, seeking mental health help can bring great relief. Here are 4 reasons why it’s okay to seek help.

4 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Seek Mental Health Help

Many challenging events are happening in society right now. Outside of that, people face individual stressors and challenges. If you are experiencing difficulties for any reason, seeking mental health help can bring great relief. If you have been thinking of doing so but have been unsure, consider these four reasons to seek mental health help.

Four Reasons Why Seeking Mental Health Help is Okay

  1. Mental health struggles are part of being human. It’s okay not to be okay. We all experience difficulties sometimes. No one is alone in this.
  2. Our thoughts are often untrustworthy. We all have a negativity bias, a tendency to experience automatic negative thoughts about ourselves and the world. Our mental health takes a hit when we get stuck in these thoughts, believing them to be true just because we think them.
  3. Thoughts, emotions, and actions aren’t permanent. It can feel like things will never get better, that our circumstances or aspects of our inner life are just doomed to stay the same. Research-based therapies like cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT),   acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) and many more prove otherwise.
  4. It’s a sign of strength. Reaching out to a friend or mental health professional isn’t sign of weakness—quite the opposite, it’s a sign of strength, an indicator that you want to feel better and are willing to take action to get better.

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Peterson, T. (2020, June 22). 4 Reasons Why It’s Okay to Seek Mental Health Help, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 21 from

Last Updated: June 23, 2020

Medically reviewed by Harry Croft, MD

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