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I hear it all the time—”I’m feeling more depressed than ever, and nothing seems to help.”
You can see it in blog comment. You can also find it in forums posts or social media responses. These stories are also sent to me by people trying to control the chaos in their lives.
They are all my friends. I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed and stuck, physically and emotionally, and helpless to change what isn’t working.
Many will tell you the answer to overcoming depression is medication, and I don’t deny that it can often be a crucial piece of the puzzle.
But I don’t believe it’s the Only piece. It wasn’t for me. My depression was a result of unhealed traumas, which had caused deep scarring and faulty programming. It took me time to see this. And I couldn’t heal until I addressed them.
If you’re struggling with depression now, maybe a traumatic past played a role for you as well. Maybe it’s circumstantial—you’re grieving the loss of someone you love or struggling financially. Perhaps it’s related to a health condition. Or maybe you’re predisposed to mental health issues because they run in your family.
Whatever your unique situation, I suspect that, like me, you’d benefit from digging deep to understand not only what caused your depression, but also which choices exacerbate it—and what you can do to help alleviate it.
That’s where therapy comes in. Therapy saved my life. It allowed me to peel away the trauma layers and also helped me develop healthy coping skills that enabled us to free ourselves from self-harming and bulimia.
I also know that not everybody is as fortunate as me. Therapy isn’t always covered by insurance, and it can be hard to find a specialist in your area that addresses your specific needs and issues.
This is why I’m happy to have aligned with one of Tiny Buddha’s newest sponsors, BetterHelp. I know their online therapists are saving lives by offering counseling—accessible from anywhere in the world—at an affordable price.
If you’ve wanted to try therapy but have a hard time motivating yourself to get out the door, or the cost has been a barrier, BetterHelp may be the perfect vehicle to provide the help you need.
Learn More about BetterHelp
BetterHelp is able to match you up with licensed professionals in less than forty-eight hour after your free assessment online.
This service can be used worldwide and sessions can all be conducted securely online. It is cheaper than traditional therapy and you may be eligible for financial assistance if necessary.
There are two options: you can schedule video sessions weekly or by phone. You also have the option to log in to your account and message your therapist anytime.
It can sometimes take a few tries before you find the right therapist. While someone may appear perfect, they can feel awkward once you start to connect.
The beauty of online therapy is that you don’t need to trek to different offices in different cities to find someone who can address your specific issues. With BetterHelp, you can easily switch therapists at any time, without leaving your couch, if you feel your therapist isn’t a great match for your needs.
Because self-help is only so effective, I recommend therapy to all who leave comments and emails me. You can read all the blog posts in the world but still feel clueless as to what you, specifically, need, or how to get out of your own way and apply all the good advice you’ve read.
That’s because we’re all different—what works for one person might not work for someone else. Just knowing is not enough. may help doesn’t give you the strength, motivation, and faith to get up and give it a go.
Sometimes outside help is needed to plan, change your habits, and regain control over your life. BetterHelp can assist you in this endeavor.
Click here to learn more and take a free assessment, and as a Tiny Buddha reader you’ll get 20 percent off your first month.
My friends, I wish you joy and peace.
About Lori Deschene
Tiny Buddha was founded by Lori Deschene. She’s also the author of Tiny Buddha’s Gratitude Journal, Tiny Buddha’s Worry Journal, and other books and co-founder of Recreate Your Life Story, an online course that helps you let go of the past and live a life you love. For daily wisdom, join the Tiny Buddha list here. You can also follow Tiny Buddha on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
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