As human beings we were born to be socially active and socialising can provide several benefits to your physical and mental health. These positive benefits can be powerful and supportive. However, the first step forward when we are struggling, is to actually talk to someone about whatever is going on for you.
Taking that first step and talking about the fact that you are experiencing mental/emotional distress can be daunting. Perhaps you feel embarrassed, awkward or even ashamed of ‘admitting’ to it, due to stigma and/or being labelled. Please know that you are not alone and that talking to someone you trust or accessing a professional counsellor, is a very important step to enable you to voice your thoughts and feelings in a safe space.