When would be necessary to seek for mental health care?
professionals are expected to maintain good physical and psychological health but when it comes to the type of work these counselors do, compassion fatigue and burnout are quite common among them and it doesn’t take long for burnout to transform into more serious mental health concerns. Maintaining effectiveness in their profession is a big task for these counselors as working day and night can result in physical and emotional exhaustion. So burnout can be serious and different steps should be taken to minimize it that will help maintain efficacy in their profession.
If you are worrying irrationally, and being disturbed by minor inconvenience, severe mood swings, having thoughts that you can't control and etc. You should see a therapist, even if you are feeling one of these symptoms.
Some of the signs that a person needs to seek for mental health care are:
-worrying much more than usual
-finding it hard to enjoy life
-having thoughts and feelings that are difficult to cope with, which have an impact on a person's day-to-day life
-when a person is struggling to deal with life’s painful challenges – such as a major illness, the loss of a loved one, divorce etc..
- when a person starts to feel that life is no longer worth living
I'd say if you're being caused distress or dysfunction, it is time to see a professional.