Asking for help when you’re struggling with any mental health issue is an important, necessary step. Sometimes, doing this is the scariest part of the recovery process. It can be so much easier to pretend like what you’re struggling with isn’t a big deal and it will just eventually pass.
The problem with this type of thinking is how it can lead to more suffering, more isolation, and more secrets. This only leads to making it even more impossible to reach out as time goes on.
If you’re struggling with your mental health, I encourage you to seek out someone who can legitimately assist you in taking the right steps toward recovery.
There are hotlines available, as well as counselors and medical professionals who are all trained and have the resources to get you the help you deserve and need. I encourage you to be brave, take the chance, and ask for help. For more information, visit our Resources Page.
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*DISCLAIMER: as an organisation we neither recommend nor advise against watching the series 13 Reasons Why. This show deals with topics of drug use, drinking, depression, rape, bullying, abuse, and suicide. While we realise the show may be healing and encouraging to some, we also acknowledge that it may be triggering and harmful for others. Please consult a therapist, guardian, or your recovery team before watching if you are unsure.