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As humans, we all experience a wide range of emotions, from sadness to anxiety to anger. Having feelings is normal. However, when troubling emotions seem to be getting in the way of everyday life, you may be struggling with a mental health problem. Therapy is an excellent solution to help manage your feelings and live a happy life, but how do you know if you should seek therapy?

You Feel Hopeless

If you find yourself feeling hopeless all the time, you may be dealing with depression or another mental health disorder. Therapy can be beneficial in targeting negative thoughts, analyzing these thoughts, and understanding how to work through them.

Your Anxious Thoughts Consume You

We all experience anxiety from time to time. However, if anxiety is consuming your day-to-day life, it may be time to seek therapy. Therapy can help you learn how to accept, challenge, and manage anxious thoughts in a healthy way and stop allowing them to control you.

You Can’t Control Your Emotions

If your mental health is declining, this can cause emotional instability. Being unable to control your emotions is a significant symptom in people with mood or anxiety disorders. Therapy can help you if you are struggling with your responses to feelings, whether the cause is situational or tied to a mental health disorder.

Your Work or School Performance Is Suffering

Stress or dealing with a mental health disorder in the workplace or school can lead to poor productivity. When you’re already struggling, work or school can often seem overwhelming and add more stress, causing your mental health to decline further. Poor performance at work or school could lead you to experience even more anxious thoughts. Therapy can help you overcome anxious thoughts and find the best ways for you to be productive.

You’re Engaging in Unhealthy Coping Mechanisms

As a result of mental health struggles, you may turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as substance abuse. However, using substances to cope often leads to addiction. If you are engaging in unhealthy coping mechanisms as a result of sadness, stress, or anxiety, it may be time to seek therapy. Therapy can help you replace these coping mechanisms with healthy alternatives.

We all feel a range of emotions in our everyday lives. However, when emotions such as sadness, anger, or anxiety begin to interfere with our daily life, it can feel like it is impossible to get out of this rut on our own. Learning when it is time to seek therapy can help you find the healing you need. At The Guest House, we help people heal from trauma and any addictions or mental health disorders that result. For more information on our treatment options, call us today at (855) 483-7800.