If you are struggling with a mental health issue or another difficult situation in life, it can be difficult to accept that you need help. But taking that first step and contacting a clinical psychologist may be one of the best things you do for your mental health and overall wellbeing.
Here are a few signs you might benefit from working with a clinical psychologist:
- You struggle with anxious, intrusive thoughts—It is normal to feel concerned and worry about things occasionally. But if this worry has started to take up most of your day or you start to experience physical symptoms because of it, a clinical psychologist could help.
- You constantly feel fatigued—Mental health issues often result in excessive fatigue. In many cases, prolonged fatigue can indicate that you are depressed.
- Overwhelm is a daily part of your life—Do you ever feel like there are too many things to do or too many problems you need to cope with? It may often feel like you don’t have the opportunity to breathe. Talking to a clinical psychologist can help you work through this overwhelming state.
- You feel hopeless about the future—Feeling like the future has nothing for you or feeling constantly unmotivated can be a sign of depression or other mental health conditions. Although it is not uncommon to experience hopelessness during difficult periods of life, persistent hopelessness needs to be addressed.