We all know that 2020 has been a rough year. COVID-19, political unrest, social and racial issues…the list goes on. But if you’re waiting for things to magically get better when the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve – that’s not the best strategy.
Unfortunately the problems we are facing now – whether it be Coronavirus, politics or issues within your family or your own mental health – those issues require action. It’s true that we have to lean on our leaders for some of the large scale problems, but as far as your own mental health and your relationships – YOU are in control of your mental health. Until and unless you take measures to help yourself, things will not change.
Will 2021 bring automatic relief?
So many people rely on the new year to bring about change. Especially this year, folks are hoping that the dawning of 2021 will bring an end to problems across the board. We have all heard friends and family saying things like, “I can’t wait until 2020 is over!” and “2020 needs to be done already!” The reality is that unfortunately this virus isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The vaccine on the horizon for the general public is a promising step, but we still have a ways to go. The political issues are heating up even now post-presidential election. Racial issues haven’t gone away, and it does not seem like 2021 can make that happen all at once.
What can you do to make a difference in your life?
Personally, if you find yourself thinking that 2021 will somehow bring an end to issues you are having with your own mental health, or problems you are having in your marriage, with your family, or with any relationships in your life – that will not happen without you. You have to take control and make those first steps. Our counselors at Waters Edge are experienced with treating depression, anxiety, eating disorders, PTSD, marriage issues and a myriad of other concerns you may have.
YOU are in Control of Your Mental Health
You will be amazed at the relief you feel even after just making your first appointment. The first step is often the hardest, and Waters Edge makes that easier with our new online scheduling option. You can make that initial appointment without ever even making a phone call. But as always, if you would like to talk through the process, we are always here to listen and help.