When should I seek psychological help ?

When should I seek psychological help ?

Like anyone else, at certain points, you may experience moments or problems that are difficult to handle. Often, people close to you will give you the support you need to cope with these problems.

Sometimes, though, more help is required. When your distress won’t go away, when you can’t find the resources you need to cope, when your problems are affecting your personal life and prevent you from accomplishing your work, you may need professional help.

Here are a few examples of situations in which you might want to see a psychologist:

  • You have no interest in things you normally love to do; you’re exhausted; you’ve lost your appetite; you feel empty; you feel deep sadness.
  • You have a chronic health problem and you’re trying to learn how to live with it.
  • You’re going through a divorce and you need to establish rules around child custody.
  • Your child has learning difficulties and you think he may have symptoms of an attention deficit.
  • You’re thinking about the possibility of organizational restructuring at work and you want everyone to have a harmonious transition.
  • Your partner had a skiing accident leading to concussion, and you’re worried about him.

Are you, or is someone you love, looking for psychological help?

It’s not always easy to figure out where to turn. Our Web page can tell you where psychologists are found.

Find out where you can get psychological help.