Mental illness is happening all around you, but you probably don’t see it. Imagine, for a moment, a school prom – and you are standing around like a “wall flower;” feeling self-conscious. Then look around and realize all the other wall flowers. The irony in this situation is that there are many others in the room thinking “I really stand out here, and everyone is looking at me.” Then consider this: how plausible it is that people will be worrying about how you look, when they are so busy worrying about themselves?
When you suffer depression or anxiety, (as we all do from time-to-time) it’s easy to feel like you are the only one going through such pain. Isolation is normal when dealing with an overwhelming problem like depression or anxiety. But you are not alone.
You might be surprised to know that about one in five Australians are currently experiencing a mental health disorder. Gold Coast Psychologists know that almost half us in Australia will experience clinically significant levels of anxiety and depression at some point in our lives. Caring Gold Coast psychologists are well-trained and ready to help you. They can provide guidance and support as you learn to manage your symptoms.
Because Medicare covers of most of the fees, cost is not a major problem. This is not the case in most countries. So instead of worrying about a financial burden, you can put your energy into getting better. The low cost means that no matter what kind of diagnosis you have, you don’t have to hold back on getting treatment.
Untreated mental illness can damage relationships, your self esteem, and even your bank account (missed days of work come at a financial cost). Yet at times, it seems that every part of you might want to ignore your symptoms and avoid reality. But help is nearby and it is very affordable. Don’t suffer with your symptoms any longer. A Gold Coast psychologist near you is ready to help today.
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Take care of yourselves.