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Extraordinary Times 29: How Do I Know I Need Therapy?

It is natural and normal to experience anxiety and depression during a time like this. When faced with stressors as we are now, anxiety can help motivate us to problem-solve and seek solutions, while worry and fear about our health and our futures are normal.

Like everything, the question of when to seek therapy, relies upon the degree of our symptoms. It is time to seek help if you find that you are:

  • Unable to perform daily life responsibilities 
  • Abusing or over-using substances 
  • Having thoughts of hopelessness and that life is no longer worth living
  • Decreased appetite and inability/excessive sleep 

Free, on-line screeners to assess your symptoms will help determine whether to pursue therapy at this time. https://screening.mhanational.org/screening-tools