How to Know When It’s Time to Get Professional Stress Help

Dealing with stress is something that every person will face from time to time. But, when stress is impacting your life in debilitating ways, or you’re stressed even though there is no underlying reason or cause, it may be time to look into getting professional stress help. Living with overwhelming amounts of stress can lead to a number of negative issues including impacting physical and mental health as well as leading to the development of a number of different concurring issues. So, if you think you need help with stress, it may be a good idea to find out if it’s time to reach out to a mental health professional like those available at Delray Center for Healing.

Identifying What “Normal” Stress Looks Like

Stress is a completely natural human emotion. It can let us know when we need to relax, are overworked, and are worried about something. This can help us to step back and take better care of and protect ourselves when something’s not right. Normal stress accumulates when there is something to be anxious about like a major life change or event. But, people can deal with high levels of stress even when there isn’t a major life change at play. This kind of stress isn’t normal and could be the result of unbalanced hormones or a mental health issue. And, these high levels of stress can bring about concurring issues like debilitating symptoms including avoidance behaviors, relationships problems, physical health issues, and more. So, if you are dealing with stress when there really isn’t a pinpointed reason to and it’s leading to other issues in your life, it may be time to get some professional stress help.

Reasons for Unhealthy Stress

Now that you understand the reason that we stress and can better identify if the stress you’re experiencing is normal or not, you can address (if you have unnatural levels of stress) why you may be experiencing this stress. Some reasons for people to develop higher levels of stress than normal can include:

  • concurring mental health issues
  • physical ailments and disease
  • a lack of sense of community, family, and support
  • imbalanced hormones
  • family genetics (history with stress-related mental health issues)

While it’s normal to stress about big life changes and challenges, ongoing and continual stress can be pointing to a bigger issue. And, when stress is a problem even though you aren’t dealing with life challenges at the current moment, this can also be a sign that you’re dealing with abnormal levels of stress.

Is it Time to See a Professional to Help Deal With Stress?

If you feel that the stress you’re experiencing is impacting your life in a negative way and there is no way to control the stress you feel, professional help is available. And, you shouldn’t feel bad about using it. Treatments and therapy for stress can help people identify why they’re experiencing high levels of stress. And, provide effective coping strategies and behavioral changes that are proven to help reduce stress. Finally, psychiatric medications can also be effective in helping to manage high levels of stress in those who are diagnosed with stress-related mental health issues.

Getting Help for High Levels of Stress at Delray Center for Healing

Delray Center for Healing is an outpatient mental health treatment facility located in South Florida that helps people deal with all kinds of mental health symptoms. This includes uncontrollable stress levels. So, if you’re wanting to get control of the stress in your life and live without the negative and debilitating effects of stress, we’re here to help. Find out more about our stress treatment programs right from our website!