Be strong by asking for help. Seek help when in great pain.
It can spell the difference between life and death.
This principle applies to conditions of psychological or emotional breakdown, not only to physical and medical illness.
Psychotherapy helps examine the condition of the mind and soul from every possible angle.
It’s one of the best help options for those in trauma, addictions, relational wound, and other types of mental disorder.
Ravi, a long term therapy client, testified:
“I may had given up on life if I’d not been able to seek help from my therapist. I couldn’t overcome my obsessions and addictions to alcohol, drugs, and sex. My self-will was useless. If not for the help of my doctors and family, I’d be dead by now.”
Since it’s impossible to force anyone to heal, reaching Ravi’s heart required empathy and compassion.
But that didn’t mean he was made to skip the pain of the process of his therapy and healing.
Like in physical surgery, Ravi underwent psychological, emotional, and spiritual operation with the presence of necessary and legitimate pain.
Chrysostom once wrote, cautioning, because “if you behave too leniently to one who needs deep surgery, and do not make a deep incision in one who requires it, you mutilate yet miss the cancer. But if you make the needed incision without mercy, often the patient, in despair at his sufferings, throws all aside … and promptly throws himself over a cliff.”
Seek help when in great pain. Choose life. So you can heal, live better, and grow.
Be strong by asking for help.
“Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new.” – Barack Obama