Why You Should Take the Stigma Out of Asking for Professional Help


We currently live in a very confusing era. On the one hand, more and more people are starting to understand that it’s time we break the stigmas associated with seeking professional help. On the other hand, we’re still petrified of being labeled “weak” or “crazy” for admitting we’re struggling and seeking help accordingly. Which is simply untrue.

There’s no reason that anyone should suffer in silence. It’s time that we truly take action and understand that there’s no shame is seeking professional help. In fact, it’s one of the strongest and bravest things that a person can do. Here’s why you should take the stigma out of asking for professional help.

A Problem Like Any Other

Let’s say that your car was making a funny noise whenever you turned on the ignition. You wouldn’t think anything of admitting that something was wrong with your vehicle and seeking the help of a professional mechanic. When it comes to those so-called “embarrassing” health concerns, such as mental health issues or erectile dysfunction, you should apply the same logic. The fact of the matter is that something is wrong and when something is wrong you should seek professional intervention or assistance. If you wouldn’t feel ashamed of asking a doctor to help your liver function better, you shouldn’t with ed management. Your body is your own and we all need help getting it’s balance in order sometimes.

No One Should Struggle Alone

A person doesn’t simply seek professional help in order to solve their problem. Rather, they do so in order to feel less alone and to have someone who can be their ally on their journey towards wellness. When you’re struggling with a mental or physical health concern, feeling lonely and misunderstood will only exacerbate the problem. No one should have to ever deal with a health issue by themselves.

Ignore the Naysayers

It’s true that when you admit you have a problem and seek professional help, you might encounter some people who will mock you or disparage you for your brave decision. It’s important that you simply ignore these people and don’t take their cruel words to heart. The people who condemn others for seeking treatment are often experiencing their own private issues. These people will lash out as a defense mechanism to mask their own struggle.

We should no longer accept the stigma surrounding seeking professional help for medical concerns. It’s harmful for society and leads to people needlessly suffering. You can be the change you want to see in the world by admitting when you’re struggling and seeking help accordingly, regardless of what any naysayers might think about it.

Addy R
Addy Reeds is a freelance author from a small town in Oregon. She has a passion for journalism and makes her living as a writer. When not working away at her computer, she enjoys spending time with her cat, Finn, and her dog, Fry.
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