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Getting Help Is My New Year’s Resolution: Where Do I Start?

Once you’ve decided that you need help, you may begin feeling overwhelmed with treatment options. You may also be feeling scared or stressed about reaching out for help. Facing your problem head-on and deciding that you need help is one of the bravest things you can do. One in five (NAMI) American adults has a mental illness. The number that actually receives treatment, however, is much lower — less than half of the people that need help actually receive it. Stigma plays a huge role in why people refrain from reaching out, but a lack of access also plays a huge role. If you’re reading this, you’ve already taken the first step. Read below to learn more about the ways you can start reaching out for help. Recovery is attainable. You deserve to live a life full of joy. 

Talk to someone you trust

Reaching directly out to a professional might be too big of a step for some people — that’s okay. A happy medium here would be to reach out to someone you trust. A loved one can be a good shoulder to cry on if you’re struggling. They can also help you find a medical professional that works for you. They may even end up saying that they struggle, too! Talking about it can be difficult, but it’s great to have someone that acknowledges and understands the struggle of addiction and mental health. 

Reach out to a professional

Once you have come to terms a bit more with your situation, it may be time to reach out to a medical professional. If you are thinking about medication, a psychiatrist is the best person to reach out to. If you’re thinking about talk therapy, you have a few options. Your treating physician can also give you recommendations. If you are struggling and need more immediate help and a higher level of care, that’s what Villa Tranquil Recovery is here for. Whatever you need, reaching out for the first time can be scary. You will find someone; however, that makes you comfortable and gives you a trustworthy feeling. 

Build a support system

Having someone you can go to is an important thing to have. Whether it’s a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on, we all need someone who we can trust. Building a support system is a big piece of the puzzle. Being honest is something you absolutely need to commit to. You can do this. 

Call Villa Tranquil Recovery today for more information at 214-799-3080. We can help you with all of your addiction and mental health needs. We have a trained and experienced staff that’s here for you. We can’t wait to speak to you today.