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Would Therapy Be Worth It?

Emma_s

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Hello! I've dealt with anxiety for a few years and lately it only seems to be getting worse in certain aspects. I am at a point in my academic life where I need to do some things and it's becoming a real problem. I've been considering seeking help, but I wanted to ask. Do you find that therapy is worth it? Has it helped you? You see, I've only worked with the help they offer in my university, but it wasn't the best experience. If so, do you have any tips on where to start? I apologize for my ignorance in the topic, I guess I have to start somewhere.
 
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Therapy is the best way forward I think for most mental illnesses. If we have something wrong with the mind, then see a mind doctor. A professional who has read up on years of research and passed exams on the subject.

Talking things through will really help you. Go and see your doctor and ask him to recommend a therapist to you. He will give you a list of about 3 or 4 therapists in your area to choose from. Look them all up on the internet and see what they do. See if they specialise in anything and which one you think you would like to go to. Keep hold of the list in case you change your mind.

Get in touch with them and they will give you a screening to see how they can help you. It may be free or it may not be. You could also find a psychiatrist privately and pay for it.

No apologies needed. We are all ignorant because none of us are trained psychiatrists. But we look up things online and post them here and talk about them. It helps us to learn more about ourselves and we all enjoy learning from each other.

I recommend looking up @Concernedgal posts as she often posts some very valuable research.
 

Emma_s

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Thank you very much for the info. I'll try that first, talking to my doctor about it. Having him recommend some seems like a better option than just searching randomly. Especially in my area, they seem a little harder to find. Making a list of all options must be the way to go here. Once again, thank you so much!
 
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It is really difficult to find a therapist on your own. I was trying since January and have only managed to find one now. It was the crisis team who eventually found a place for me with a therapist. The rest were only doing 10 sessions because of lack of funding. More help is definitely needed for mental health.
 

Emma_s

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Oh I absolutely agree! There is little help compared to other things. Which should not be the case, It's something so important and so many people struggle with it. And it is overwhelming to find one on your own. I'm sorry you had a hard time finding one. I have a hope a day will come where it's easier and people will have more access to the help they need.
 
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It should become easier. Our two Princes over here are advocating mental health so I expect that will bring more funding in the long term. I'm hoping that therapy will work and I think it should, but I'm not wholly sure.
 
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