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You have received a diagnosis; what happens next? You may be feeling a mixture of emotions. On the one hand, you finally have a name for what you are experiencing. That can feel validating. Everything you are experiencing has a name, and others are experiencing similar things as you.

On the other hand, you may be feeling anxious and worried at the thought of having a mental health diagnosis. The stigma surrounding mental health issues is very real, and that can be scary. While everyone’s experience is different, the following suggestions may be helpful to you as you begin your journey towards healing and recovery.

Learn About Your Diagnosis

For many people, feeling educated gives them a sense of power and of being in control. Take some time to educate yourself about your diagnosis.

What sort of treatments are typical? What has recovery looked like for other people with similar diagnoses and situations? What does the most recent research say about your disorder?

You can then take what you learned and ask your mental health professional any questions that come to mind.

Talk With Your Loved Ones

Having a solid support system can be crucial to the recovery process. Everyone needs someone to turn to during stressful or uncertain times.

If you find yourself feeling stressed or overwhelmed, talk with the people you love. Anyone who is in your support circle should not judge you. They are there to help you and cheer you on as you journey towards recovery and happiness.

Begin Professional Help

Receiving support from a mental health care provider is a significant step in moving towards recovery. Your therapist or other mental health professionals can help you better understand what you are experiencing and the skills and tools that best fit your situation and goals.

After receiving a mental health diagnosis, you may be feeling many different emotions. You may feel comforted that what you are experiencing has a name. You can work towards better understanding your diagnosis, the recent research findings, and what others experience in similar situations as well. You may also be concerned about the stigma that still surrounds mental health issues. Here at The Guest House, we know it can be frightening and overwhelming to seek help and receive a diagnosis. Know that these feelings are entirely normal and expected. We are here to support you every step of the way. Call us today at (855) 483-7800.