I once dreamt of having a team of lawyers and accountants, because that would make me cool and rich.
I now have a team of mental health professionals working alongside of me, and I think that is way cooler than anything else.
A psychologist, a psychiatrist, a coach and a trusty GP – my team supports me with all the care and love I can ask for.
I’m aware that there is a negative stigma around seeing psychiatrists and psychologists. No one wants to go and see them, because that would mean you are “abnormal”, or “defective”.
This just isn’t the case. Most of you out there will experience mental health issues at some point in your life. This is not a character flaw on your part. This is life and genetics and ever changing environments that we live in.
If you require help, go and get it. Even if you don’t feel like you need help, I still recommend talking to a coach or therapist so you can unpack your shit. Everyone has shit, doesn’t matter how successful you think you are, or how good you think you feel. Everyone has demons, or not even demons, but shit they would like to get off their chest.
Go and fucking do it. It’s worth every cent and I can guarantee you will never look back, but only forward.
There’s no excuse these days. The Australian government have done an exceptional job at making mental health services cheap and affordable for the general public. I was once paying $300 an hour for a psychiatrist, and now I’m paying $50.
If you are one to suffer from mental health issues on a more serious level and you haven’t sought help, Im here to tell you to get up off your ass and go and build a solid team of professionals who will make you feel secure, cared for and confident in your ability to overcome whatever it is that you’re going through.
There’s no shame in seeking help. In fact, it’s probably the most intelligent thing you can do for yourself. Your brain is an important organ, and you need to pay careful attention to the health of your psychology and your physiology.
Seeking help doesn’t make you weak and inadequate, it makes you courageous and diligent.