Asking for help with your mental health doesn’t look like it does in the movies. Most people don’t realize that your primary care provider can be your first step at relief. It’s part of full-body health. Mental health influences your physical health and can put you at higher risk of other health problems, like heart disease and diabetes.
If you’re struggling, your challenge today is to make a plan to talk to your doc during your next checkup. Feel free to write down any questions you have, make a list of things you want to talk about, and even bring a friend or family member if it makes you feel more comfortable.
It’s your health, and it’s your life. Own it.