Not everyone is good at asking for help. Reaching out becomes especially tough when it is regarding your mental health. Many people fear the potential response or that they are being overdramatic. Here at Life Resolutions, we want to make reaching out for help as easy as possible. Our director, Jodie Brenton and head psychologist, Mary Magalotti want to help all Australians reach mental wellness. Our team work tirelessly to ensure asking for help is simple!

Reaching Out for Help  

Talking about how you are feeling can be confronting and scary at times. When you decide to seek help from friends or family, we have some tips!

  • Choose an environment where you feel comfortable and safe
  • Feeling comfortable and safe can help you feel like you can talk about how you a feeling in an honest way.
  • Try to speak as honestly as you can
  • It isn’t easy to talk about things that are worrying you, but being honest will help you and the person you are talking to understand what you are going through. We recommend using “I” statements and being specific about what is concerning you.
  • Take your time
  • When talking about your mental wellbeing, it is important to take your time and not rush. Your friend/loved ones are there to support you. Be sure you talk about the things you feel comfortable talking about.

When to Reach Out

If you are experiencing feelings that prevent you from living your daily life, you should reach out to a mental health professional. These feelings may include anxiety, sadness, stress, hopelessness or no desire to do daily tasks. When you notice these feelings, it is important to reach out to a trusted friend, family member or person in your life. Staying connected with people in your life is important, especially when you are feeling great.

 

There are many ways you can reach out for professional help. Contacting your GP can help you access a mental health plan and begin to process of seeing a mental health professional. If you need to contact a professional immediately, consider contacting Beyond Blue, LifeLine or 000 in an emergency situation.

You can reach out to the Life Resolutions team can be done online or over the phone. Jodie Brenton and Mary Magalotti want the Life Resolutions services to help you or your loved ones to improve your mental wellbeing. Visit our website for more information on our services, booking and our team of psychologists.