There is a very unfortunate stigma around mental health therapy, people often think that getting therapy means you are at best “unstable” or “weak”, or at worst “crazy” or even “dangerous”. This stigma is misguided, out of date, and of course untrue.
Mental health ought to be considered on the same plane as physical health. Imagine having a consistent sharp, aching pain in your elbow and saying “well the bone is still in the skin, so I’ll just let it get better on its own”…would you endorse this line of thought? Probably not! More likely you’d set up an appointment with a professional to have the problem looked and set a course of action to heal the pain. And yet when it comes to emotional or mental symptoms folks do often follow the first type of logic: “I’ve been feeling stressed out (or angry, sad, unmotivated, etc) for weeks but I need to just get over it” and they will continue to suffer which will begin to effect other parts of their life such as relationships, physical health, career, and overall self care.
There is no need to suffer from emotional or mental pain. When you notice you are being consistently effected by a negative mindset or uncomfortable emotion, seek professional help to investigate the roots and determine the best course of action to eliminate the cause of the negativity and discomfort if possible, or to cope with pain so that it is manageable and you can continue to lead a satisfying life. Many, many people have benefited from mental health therapy and you can too.