Sometimes things can get to be more than you can handle. I know this from my own personal experience. I suffered a great loss and after a year of trying to cope with that loss on my own, I knew that it was time for me to reach out for some help. I was missing work, didn't want to do much of anything and just didn't feel like myself. I started seeing a counselor each week, and it has helped. If you are struggling to recover after a loss, this blog may be able to help you find the help you need to get past it.
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed just about everything about the way people live, including how they seek their health care and mental health services. If you're like most people, you have not been able to see a therapist or counselor in-person during this whole ordeal. And with this pandemic's inherent ability to trigger anxiety, going without that care may not be a good thing. Thankfully, many mental health counselors and therapists have begun to offer remote services via telehealth and telemedicine platforms.
Should you seek telehealth services for your anxiety during this challenging time? Here are some signs that the answer is yes.
You were seeing someone before the pandemic and found it beneficial
Maybe you already have experience with therapy and were finding it really helpful prior to the coronavirus pandemic. If this is the case, then continuing on with telehealth services is a really good idea. The benefits will be essentially the same, and while it might take a little time to get used to talking to a therapist over the phone or screen rather than in-person, it will soon feel totally natural.
You've been having trouble keeping your anxiety under control yourself
Maybe you have established steps you can take and habits you can employ in order to reduce your own anxiety, but lately, they haven't been doing much for you. Perhaps you've been meditating in the morning, but you're still feeling panicky by the afternoon. This is pretty normal and expected since the pandemic has lead to a higher level of background worry and anxiety for most people. Some therapy via telehealth may help you develop new, better, more effective techniques to manage the increased anxiety you're experiencing lately.
Your loved ones have expressed their concern
Sometimes the people closest to you notice something is wrong before you do. If your loved ones have approached you and said things like "I'm worried" and "Are you okay?" this suggests that you've been displaying some behaviors that make it seem as though you are feeling anxious and overly worried. Have a conversation with your loved ones about this, and then sign up for a few telehealth sessions to get things under control.
It's no wonder you're dealing with anxiety at this time! Sometimes, it's okay to need help, and telemental health therapy for anxiety can allow you to get that help in a way that is safe and approachable during this pandemic.Share