When is it the right time to see a therapist? The answer is not that simple, especially if you come from a family, class, and cultural background where therapy is a foreign concept and seeking professional help comes with added shame and stigma.
Research shows that when Asian Americans seek mental health services like therapy, their symptoms are more severe compared to other racial groups.
Don't wait too long to seek help. Just as an untreated cut can turn into an infection, an everyday life distress can become a bigger problem without the proper support.
Below we are providing a list of experiences that you might be having and grouped them based on their severity and the respective recommended action:
CONSIDER SEEING A THERAPIST
If you are experiencing any of the below, consider seeing a therapist. A therapist can help you through these issues before they become a bigger challenge.
With your sense of self and well being:
In your career/ work:
NEED TO SEE A THERAPIST
If you are experiencing the below, it’s TIME to seek professional help.
MUST GET HELP IMMEDIATELY
If you are experiencing any of the below, you should seek help immediately. In addition to a therapist, you might need additional support from psychiatrist and/or other services.
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