If a person becomes ill from a disease or suffers an injury, most people don’t think twice about wishing them well and encouraging them to get help. Yet, things seem different for mental health.
There are many mental health stigmas that can make it hard for you or anyone who may have a mental health disorder to get the treatment you need. At TruHealing Centers, we recognize these stigmas exist but offer the therapies you need to overcome your challenges.
What Are Common Mental Health Stigmas?
Do you tell people they are “crazy” for believing something? Perhaps you talk about how you have “OCD” because you like to keep the kitchen organized and tidy. These are just a few of the words people use that can carry a negative connotation or minimize the effects of mental health. These are examples of ways people limit their view on what mental health is.
3 Common Stigmas Surrounding Mental Health
Take a look at some types of mental health stigmas that people believe and practice.
1. Depression Is About Being Happy
A person with depression cannot just be happy and be okay. That’s a common misconception. Often brought on by hormonal imbalances and complex histories, depression is a very real mental health condition that can be life-threatening. Don’t believe that it’s just about being sad or feeling bad for a few days or weeks. This is a condition that, without treatment, can linger for months to years.
2. Mental Health Problems Make You Weird
A person with post-traumatic stress disorder or bipolar disorder is not strange or someone to avoid. These are individuals with the same passions, interests, and goals that others have. Mental health stigmas often center on discrimination. Some believe those with mental health problems are less intelligent or capable of living a balanced and productive life. That’s not the case. In fact, with help for mental health disorders, individuals can thrive just like anyone else.
3. Mental Illness Means You’re Weak
Trauma, stress, and ongoing challenges in life can make it difficult for many men and women to overcome the symptoms of mental health disorders they have. You’re not weak or limited in any way when you have this type of disorder. It’s never wise to just “tough it out” or to be able to “deal with it” when you are facing real, life-changing circumstances. Mental health is not something a person can control even if they really want to do so until they get treatment.
What Are Your Options for Treating and Overcoming Mental Health Limitations?
Recognizing that you have a mental health disorder is one of the most important first steps. The next step is overcoming mental health stigmas like these and reaching out for help. That’s not easy to do especially when you do not seem to have support from your family or friends. Yet, there is help available that can comprehensively change that.
Our team at TruHealing Centers can provide you with the support you need. We offer a range of therapy options that can help you to manage your mental health disorder symptoms. These therapies can also provide you with the treatment you need for chemical imbalances and past trauma. All you have to do is to reach out to us.
Learn more about our therapies, including:
- Cognitive-behavioral therapy
- Dialectical behavior therapy
- Trauma therapy program
- Family therapy program
- Individual therapy program
Ready to Work for Your Recovery? Turn to TruHealing Centers Today
Your mental health is just as essential as your physical health. If you are ready to embrace treatment and overcome the mental health stigmas limiting your future, our team can help you. Turn to us to learn more. Call TruHealing Centers today at 833.631.0525 or reach out to our counselors online for help.