I Need Someone To Talk To About My Problems – But Where Do I Turn?
If you're thinking to yourself, "I need someone to talk to about my problems!" but it seems that no one is out there to help, you are not alone. It's in human nature to need other people, as friends, confidants, family and co-workers. We are healthier when we socialize. We are more productive when we create positive relationships.
Yet, you may find yourself at a loss when it's time to find a listening ear. Just because people are friendly doesn't mean they have time to invest in listening to you. Sometimes well-meaning friends and family may even lecture you, rather than giving any practical advice.
If you feel disillusioned you're not alone. In fact, as Generation X and the millennial generation ages, we can soon expect an entire generation of mature adults who are still disconnected on a personal level. According to one study, the majority of young people don't feel emotionally invested in religion, in politics, in marriage or even traditional family.
On the other hand, over 80 percent of millennials are active on social media with a median average of 250 friends. This is where the young generation tries to connect…and oftentimes it's hit or miss, when so much of social media is intentionally impersonal.
Sometimes friends don't even see new status updates from their friends based on algorithm changes. Sometimes the tone of a conversation is completely misunderstood. People can even become depressed when they see the "illusion" of their friends' successful lives on social media-assuming that because someone else is vacationing in Hawaii and having fun, life at home is so meaningless.
No wonder that many are even more depressed when seeking answers from social media. There is no filter here, no professional guidance…and you may very quickly learn that friends are too self-absorbed to really listen to your pain.
I Need Someone to Talk to About My Problems…But!
The problem is often that we need someone to talk to, "But…" as in, "But I don't want to go to a therapist." Or, "But I don't want to pay someone to hear me ramble on."
This is why online depression counseling can help. Whereas traveling to meet a therapist in person is stressful and requires major effort, online counseling makes it easy without obligation. There is anonymity and discretion in chatting online with someone who cares.
Best of all, when you seek professional online counseling, you receive leadership and medically supervised guidance. These aren't friends just throwing out ideas (which may be good or really bad). These aren't life coaches, simply suggesting you do what your heart tells you. These are licensed therapists who can help you better cope with life and stress with specific solutions for your problems.
This is what you need and now, at low cost and at almost any time that suits you, you can talk to an online counselor. There's nothing to lose! You may immediately discover that a mental health professional understands your problems in ways friends, family and acquaintances don't. Don't hesitate to make a positive change in your life!