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If you're having thoughts of hurting yourself right now, please get help immediately.  Please talk to a friend or family member.  You can also call 911 or the National Suicide Hotline at 1-800-273-8255.

Do you wonder if you should
see a counselor?

There are several recognizable symptoms that you should see a counselor for help.  Please take a moment and see if you are having these symptoms. 


Signs you should see a counselor for help:

  • Feelings of sadness lasting for more than one month

  • Difficulty getting out of bed

  • Intense mood swings

  • Avoiding social situations

  • Struggling in relationships with family, friends, or spouse

  • Feeling overwhelmed

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Drinking more than you intended

  • Struggling to deal with traumatic experiences

  • Having anxiety or panic attacks

  • Needing help with parenting issues

  • Feeling hopeless

  • Isolating yourself

Does your life feel

out of control?

Sometimes our full schedules and busy lives keep us from seeing the easily noticeable signs that our lives are starting to get out of control.  Take a moment to see if any of the signs below are familiar.  If so, seeing a counselor might be helpful.

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Signs that a counselor might be helpful to you:

  • Your friends or family don't want to be around you.

  • You've tried to do things to feel better but nothing has helped.

  • Your friends or family are tried of listening to you.

  • You have unexplained headaches or stomach problems.

  • You always think the worst.

  • You are always taking on other people's problems.

  • You struggle to control your anger.

Benefits to Seeing a Counselor

  • Objective and honest feedback.

  • Confidentiality.

  • Better mental health makes for better overall health.

  • A counselor can help you figure out solutions to problems.

  • Most people who see a counselor report it was helpful.

  • Long term positive impact on your life.

  • You'll learn skills to help you in future situations.

  • You'll learn you're not alone.

  • You'll have a supportive person to help you.

  • Counselors will challenge and push you to reach your goals. 

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