When I talk with people about what I do, it's almost a sure bet that I'll get one of two responses:
1. "Oh, that's so needed!" or
2. "We'd love to do more, we just don't know where to start."
We get it, mental health can be an intimidating topic to try and address, especially if you're unfamiliar with it.
How do I know if someone's just going through a rough time or if they may be depressed?
Where's the line between stress & anxiety?
What actually happens if someone goes to a counselor?
For that matter, what's the difference between counselors, therapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers?
How do I know which local mental health professionals are ones I should refer people to?
How do I navigate conversations about topics I wasn't trained in?