Georgia State University Problems and Professional Help Discussion
Topic: Discuss how everyone struggles with problems throughout their lives and the decision of when to seek professional help remains unclear.
Most of us believe that counseling may be appropriate for serious events, such as death, divorce, and the ending of relationships but common life experiences can also be overwhelming and debilitating.
Seeking professional help does not mean a person has a mental illness.
Counseling can often help us reaffirm our feelings and give us direction for change and coping strategies.
Please discuss the kinds of feelings and behaviors that may be clues or symptoms indicating that a problem has evolved into a serious issue and where you would turn to get help.