Many who need psychological help cannot afford it. They must turn to other methods for recovery. Below is a list of ideas to help you get started on the road to wholeness. A mixture of several is preferable to just one. If you are seeking alternatives to getting psychological help, try everything you can until you find the key to unlocking your own issues.
1. See your doctor to rule out physical problems. There are many physical problems that can cause psychological problems or what seems to be a psychological problem. The physician can rule these out or offer medication to help.
2. Read self-help books and books about people who have gone through it well. Self-help books abound, and reading them can give you insight into your problems and tips for dealing with them. Reading biographies, autobiographies and other works by people who have been there gives hope and more ideas for ways to help your self.
3. Join a support group. It is amazing how well these groups (at least the healthy ones) can support one another to health. Many give an atmosphere in which the person knows they are not alone, and they can share what has and hasn’t worked for each in the past. The importance of support systems cannot be stressed enough.
4. Get active and eat well. Exercise releases endorphins. Eating well provides the nutrients your body and brain need to function fully. Poor diet and lack of exercise can lead to mental issues or worsen them.
5. Go to church. Studies have shown that faith makes a difference. Depending on God and on the support of fellow church members allows you to experience healing in many ways.
6. Keep trying. If one attempt doesn’t help, try adding another until you find the health you seek. Never give up on your self.
Most people will suffer from some type of mental illness at some time in their lives. We all could use a little help from time to time. The above options will get you started in seeking wholeness: mental, physical, emotional and spiritual. A well-balanced person is a healthy person and we all have the power to work for healing in our own lives, with or without psychology.