One of the main reasons that people refuse to get counseling is because it’s believed that only the mentally ill are in need of it. I personally believe that you’re crazy if you don’t get counseling. Trying to deal with being abused on any level is a daunting task. Keeping it all bottled up inside you can lead to mental and physical harm. Frequent headaches, loss of hair, extreme fatigue, thoughts of suicide, depression, etc…are just a few of the health challenges one faces when clinical assistance is not sought.
Counseling doesn’t nor should it be limited to domestic violence. But, rather, any type of traumatic experience. Dealing with the loss of a loved one, employment, home or car, or even something like children going away to college, can push a seemingly calm and rational person over the edge. The issue at hand is often times inspired by a much deeper rooted problem that has finally surfaced. If you, or someone you know, is feeling sad, depressed or confused, please seek assistance from your local mental health facility, your physician or consult with someone that you’re close to that can point you in the right direction. It is wonderful to talk with a family member and/or friend that you trust. However, seeking the assistance from someone outside of the situation can aid in offering another perspective.