There are 3 easy ways to seek help if you need help and want to talk about your depression. You don’t have to go through this alone. Talking with someone trusted will help you.
You can find help within the convenience of your home if you can’t visit a counsellor in your locality due to some reason.
Here are 3 easy ways to find someone to talk about your depression.
- Family members and close friends
Don’t go about telling your problems to anyone. You should be very discrete about the people you chose to talk with about your problems.
First of all, you will have to realize that people are already have a lot going in their lives. If you start talking to your colleagues or peers about your personal problems, they might start avoiding you. People don’t know how to react to these kinds of conversation.
Our society has always avoided talking about topics like mental illness and disorders and awareness is low. In this case, if you talk about your problem, chances are people will give you the wrong advice as they can’t quite understand your perspective.
Even if some people console you, you might too dependent on them for emotional support. This results in low self-esteem. Some people might even take advantage of your situation.
Only people who are really close will have the patients to listen to you. Even if they can’t offer you some advice, you will feel relieved by sharing your problems.
- Counselling apps
Many startups in India (such as Pinkymind) are coming up with apps for smartphones that connect people with certified counsellors and therapists.
These are apps are not a new thing Some of the apps have thousands of downloads and positive reviews. This show that Indians have already started adapting to online counselling.
You will find really certified counsellors on these apps that are trained to solve your problems.
You can even talk to these counsellors in your local language if you are not comfortable talking in Hindi or English. These apps have employes people who are people just like you and belong to the same state of India to which you do.
There many online websites (such as Manastha) that you can access through your laptop or phone and book an online schedule.
- Counselling websites
You can choose the counsellor on the basis of their language and experience.
Once an appointment is booked, you can talk to them through online meeting apps or on your phone.
Indians are already using these apps and you can head over to Quora to get recommendations for the best websites.
Even if talking about mental health is a stigma in our society, it can’t stop you from seeking help. If you can’t find help in your locality, you can access it online. You can find help in your family and consult therapists online according to your own convenience.
Talking about your mental health issues can bring huge relief and support in your life. But choosing the right people to talk to is important. Here are 3 places you can find support and talk about your problems.