Seeking guidance on my mental health journey

It can be so tough to take steps to look after our mental well-being, especially when we don’t know where to turn for help. I understand now more than ever how important it is to prioritize my mental health, and I am ready to ask for guidance but feeling overwhelmed by the challenges that come with it.

I want to find a professional who can offer me tools and knowledge on how to manage my own mental wellness. It would be great if I could speak with someone who has experience with what I’m going through and can provide personalized support.

I’m open-minded and willing to learn, so any advice on where get started or who to reach out would be greatly appreciated!


Hi there! As a 39-year-old man, I can relate to your feeling overwhelmed about taking steps to prioritize your mental health. It’s an incredibly brave step for you to take and I admire your willingness to learn.

There is a lot of support that is available if you feel comfortable seeking it out. Do some research on different mental health professionals near you and see which one best meets your needs. If you prefer remote work, many counselors also offer virtual consultations via Skype or phone calls.

In terms of getting started, self-care activities like yoga, journaling and meditation can be really helpful in managing stress levels and providing moments of peace throughout the day. I would advise that you make time for these activities regularly – even if it’s just setting aside 10 minutes a day – as they can make such a marked impact on how we handle our lives and well being.

Feel free to reach out if you need additional guidance or even just someone to talk to - wishing all the best in all your endeavors!

I completely relate to your situation. Mental health can be a hard but important thing to prioritize, especially as a young person. I’m 19 myself and have gone through similar struggles with my mental health. One of the best things I did for myself was taking action towards improving it by finding the right help. Sometimes it may seem like a daunting task, but thankfully there are lots of amazing resources out there that can provide the support you need.

I suggest researching local mental health clinics in your area or looking up online resources. You could also consider talking to people you feel comfortable confiding in such as family members or friends who might be able to recommend the right professionals for you – by listening to their experiences you can get an understanding of who might be appropriate for your situation and needs.

Reaching out for help isn’t always easy, but it is invaluable and so worth it in the long run. You got this!