I’ve messed up too many times
My family will never forgive me
There’s no help for me now
I’m too far gone
I may never be able to change
What if treatment won’t help?
The thoughts which run through the mind of someone who is suffering from a behavioral health issue can be saddening and disturbing. Everyone deserves a chance at life- a life that is healthy in mind, body, and spirit. Unfortunately, “mental health” which can include anything from mood and personality disorders to addiction to eating disorders, comes with a tremendous amount of stigma. Those pervasive social stereotypes and wide held accusations about people who are “mentally ill” get in the minds of those who are actually struggling with mental health diagnoses of their own. Influenced to believe that they are derelicts, heathens, outcasts of society, many people who are struggling with thoughts, feelings, and behaviors which have developed out of their control feel that they are helpless. As a result, they become hopeless. Consequently, they abstain from seeking the clinical treatment they need to heal. Many of them pursue their problems into more self-harming behaviors, which can lead to more addictions, or even the pursuit of suicide.
If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, please know you are not alone. Your life is important. Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline now for support: 1-800-273-8255
People who are recovering from behavioral health and mental health issues use common phrases to describe the ‘voice’ in their head created by their struggles. They describe that the voice tells them lies. Those lies include all of the defeating accusations which attempt to convince them that they aren’t worth helping. Low self-esteem and low self-worth are made worse by worsening conditions. Everyone is worth being treated. Everyone deserves the opportunity to find health and happiness in their life. Everyone who is struggling should be given the chance to make amends to themselves and with others by developing critical life skills for adequately adapting to all of life’s demands.
If you are struggling, know that you are not alone. If you have a disorder in your mind telling you that you aren’t worth helping, you are. Your life is worth living and worth living well. Everything can change the minute you start to change. Change starts now.
Call the O’Connor Professional Group today for a private consultation and information on how our custom services can help you on your journey to recovery: (617) 910-3940