At times, everyone feels stressed out, depressed, angry, anxious, or confused. Sometimes, a good friend or a relative can help. However, there are times when these problems do not go away or they become too overwhelming. These are the times when talking with a counselor can help.
Consider talking with a counselor if you or someone you know has been:
- drinking too much or taking drugs
- eating or sleeping differently
- having difficulty concentrating
- feeling helpless or hopeless
- having dramatic mood swings
- so anxious, afraid, or depressed that everyday activities and relationships have been affected
- performing poorly at work or school
- physically, sexually, or emotional abused by others
- suffering from low self-esteem
- experiencing conflictual relationships with family, friends, co-workers, or significant others
- having reactions to an event that are in excess of what might be expected
- experiencing a crisis or stressful event, like a death in the family, divorce, or break-up of a relationship
- or thinking about suicide.