For people who are struggling with mental health issues, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time. Mental health providers should be aware of the potential stressors their clients may face during this time of year and be prepared to offer support.
Men have historically not been allowed to form safe, accepting, and loving communities with one another or other people.
As therapists, you know that many clients attempt to cope with trauma by minimizing the experience, placing distance between themselves and the event, and attempting to bury the trauma somewhere where they might not feel it.
Working with clients suffering from depression means you will innately come across an individual battling suicidal thoughts. It is estimated that 60% of people who commit suicide have major depressive disorder.
Professional unification could provide a way to streamline mental health services and make them more accessible and effective.