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Seeking Mental Health Care: Taking the First, Scary Step

by Roxanne Porter

Despite increasing acceptance and public awareness, there is still a stigma associated with seeking help from mental health professionals. While mental health screening and treatment can dramatically improve someone’s quality of life, there is often still a very strong resistance to the idea.

People may be afraid that they are “crazy” or that others will look down on them for it. They may have an irrational fear that they will be locked up. The truth of the matter is that seeking professional help is a suitable course of action in many situations.

If you are resisting seeking mental health help, there are a few things that can help you move forward.

Read more of Roxanne Porter’s article at PsychCentral


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