There are many different alternatives to getting psychological help. First off it does matter some what type of a problem you are experiencing. Here is an example of one specific problem or issue, lets say if you need help because you are some what unstable because of a lots of stress everyday and seem like you can’t cope with yourself much what I mean by that is anxiety, stress etc. My recommendation first would be to see your doctor and most doctors would often give you several medications to try before telling you to see someone to get help. If lets say you take your different medications and still end up very stressed all day, ask your doctor at least a couple of times if he or she could change the prescription. Remember this though that when you change to a different prescription, it may not be the right medicine to be taking and it could end up being totally wrong but that is usually very rare to happen. If it is the case that it’s wrong tell, your doctor right away so he or she can suggest another idea.
There are other problems that others will say you need help for, here are some examples ADD, ADHD and OCD. All these different disorders can be treated with medication. Some I can recommend Prozac for OCD and Ritalin. Make sure you talk to your doctor about these meds because sometimes it is not always recommended for everyone.
If somebody is feeling very depressed or just depressed with loosing a loved one or having a really bad experience, What I’d suggest to do if you want is contact someone who is very close to you, or just someone you know very well and can trust and talk about it. Another good idea to think about is to get your mind off it by doing something fun and enjoy by taking a day off work if you can or when you have free time. I myself for an example who had a close friend who was very depressed and I do believe I helped him quite a bit from being very depressed.
Sometimes it all depends on the set of mind on the person that needs some type of help, but remember this, that if you know you don’t need a certain type of help such as psychological help, there is almost always an alternative depending on what psychological problem you are dealing with.