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"I want to get help. So now what?"
Have you had a chance to check out the new Help section yet? If you’ve come to mindyourmind because you’re thinking of reaching out for help, getting treatment, or need info about supporting a friend through a tough time, then the Help section is a great place for you to start!
If you’ve made the decision that you want to talk to a counselor or a therapist, that is a big decision, but can be followed by the questions of:
Ok, so how the heck do I do that?
Where do I start?
What will it cost me? Is there a cost?
Will it be confidential? What if I don’t want to tell my parents?
What if I don’t want to go alone?
These are all great questions! And we hope we’ve answered them for you in the I Need To Talk To Someone section of the Help pages (if there are any questions you think we've missed, tell us what they are below, in the comments).
Once you’re ready to reach out to your family doctor, counselor, or therapist to make that appointment, check out the places you can call in your local area or chat with someone online that can help you find someone to talk to.
After your appointment is set up, we help you prepare even further. You can check out next steps in Get Ready for Your Appointment or Talk To Someone, broken down by who your appointment is with (doctor, counsellor or therapist).
Check back next week for more ways to use the Help section. But if you’re in crisis, be sure to get help immediately, go to I'm in Crisis.
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning." - Albert Einstein
Diana was the Content Developer at mindyourmind for over nine years. She enjoys balance, yoga and wellness. You may find these topics highlighted in her posts, along with mental health in the news, stigma reduction and anything else relevant or inspirational. Her fav quote is "you can't get what you want if you don't ask for it!".
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