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Mental Health

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Mental Health 

The mental health crisis has impacted Americans across the country. The current average waitlist for mental health assistance is up to 1 year even though 1 out of every 5 individuals in the U.S. suffers with a mental health difficulty. 

Mental health coaching can help manage emotions, challenge negative thinking patterns, reduce stress and anxiety, improve relationship skills, process trauma, achieve goals, improve communication, overcome setbacks, improve sleep, plan for the future, improve overall wellness, identify natural strengths, acquire skills in self-care and self-management, increase quality of life, and develop hope. 

Coaching Vs. Therapy

Coaching: Focuses on self-exploration, personal development, and self-management 

Therapy: Focuses on determining illness and pathology so you can be clinically treated

Coaching: Looks toward your future and develops a strategy to get there from where you are today

Therapy: Focuses on healing from the past 

Coaching: Motivated by reaching your full potential 

Therapy: Often motivated by relieving pain 

Coaching: Focus is on possibilities, options and your strengths

Therapy: Focus on solving problems and treating disorders 

 

 

Psychologist Session

"Your struggle is not your identity. Your trial is not your future. Never let anything shape your view of yourself except who God says you are." 

- Brittney Moses

There is a continuum in the medical field that the mental health system lacks. Treatment typically starts at a local pharmacy for over-the-counter medication. If the problem persists a primary care nurse practitioner or physician is consulted, but if it is severe a referral is made to a specialist. If an immediate or major problem occurs, a trip to the hospital is needed. Once healing begins, there is an option to step down to physical or occupational therapy, then being cared for by family or home health. Finally, recovery. Conversely, the mental health system usually doesn't get utilized until the equivalent of seeing a specialist or going to the hospital. There is a lack of care for those who are in need of help, but are not at the point of needing high level intervention. Mental health counselors are here to bridge that gap. Early assistance can often prevent the need of a higher-level intervention or mental health crisis.  

- Light University 

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