Working with a mental health professional can foster better coping skills, ways of thinking and living, improved relationships with family and friends, heighten self-esteem and self-worth, and development of life skills. Whether you seek out the help of a psychiatrist, mental health counselor, or pastoral counselor — talking about your life, challenges, and what you’re feeling can be a good source of relief and healing.

And while we aren’t naive to the hesitation or stigma attached to doing so, your mental and emotional wellness is far more valuable and important than misconceptions. When you are physically ill, you seek out the assistance and guidance of a medical doctor so why not do the same for your mental health too?

It’s a fact — through professional help, you can better care for yourself and others. Need resources? Contact us at resources@specialshadesofcolor.org and we can direct you to the right place!

Resident Expert: Myesha Dunn, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)