The idea of seeking psychiatric help can be a daunting one. Revealing our innermost thoughts and feelings to strangers can be frightening and overwhelming. Here are some questions that may be floating around in your consciousness.
- Should I see a psychiatrist?
- Do I have a mental health problem?
- Are there foreseeable risks to my future happiness and health?
- How do I decide?
- What about the financial cost, time schedules, stigma, reputation, what other people think, “I can do it myself,” procrastination, and all the other issues involved in making decisions?
The underlying and more fundamental question: Should I make a change in my life?