Signs It’s Time to See a Therapist

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When to See a Therapist

It is completely normal to experience distressing emotions like anxiety, sadness, and mood swings from time to time. However, there are some instances where you may need a helping hand to get you through. Here are some signs that you may benefit from seeing a therapist when you’re struggling with your mental health.

You Feel Disinterested in activities You Previously Enjoyed

When dealing with psychological or emotional duress, it’s common for people to become disconnected and disinterested in everyday life. This disinterest can also impact activities and hobbies your previously loved and looked forward to doing. You may also find yourself withdrawing from social interactions as a whole, practicing more self-isolating behaviors.

You Have Intense Mood Swings

Although it is common for people to experience negative emotions, it is important to pay attention to the intensity and frequency of these emotions. Some common signs that point to mental health issues include intense anger, sadness, anxiousness, and irritability.

Changes in Sleeping Habits

Various types of mental health issues can affect your regular sleeping patterns. For example, those who are feeling depressed or have feelings of dread, they may experience increased tiredness and may spend more time than usual sleeping. However, someone experiencing high levels of anxiety may have a more difficult time falling asleep or staying asleep.

You’re Grieving

Whether you’ve lost a loved one or have recently gone through a divorce, breakup, or ended a friendship—grieving can be an emotionally draining process. Oftentimes, people who are grieving feel alone and like no one can understand or relate to their emotional pain and distress.

Seeking Help at Tapestry

At Tapestry, our mental health treatment programs are dedicated to understanding our clients as whole people with varied life experiences. Whether you have questions about mental health or how to support a loved one struggling with their mental health, we are here for you. Contact us today by filling out a confidential form or give us a call at (844) 299-1343.

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