The first session is also referred to as the initial or intake session. It is generally structured differently from a treatment session and does not involve interventions. The time is utilized to gather information and may involve forms, questionnaires and tests in addition to the verbal interview.
July is Minority Mental Health Awareness Month.Mental Health is a part of being human. The joys and challenges of mind and emotion do not discriminate based on race and ethnicity.
There is no wrong time to seek support. There are times when it is more proactive instead of reactive. Reach out when the idea initially comes to mind. (If your relationship is a tree, seek support when the leaves start to wither instead of when they start to fall off). Be honest about the type of support you want. Find the therapist who is right for your relationship.
The holiday season is upon us. Unfortunately, this time of year is not always jolly and may be quite stressful for some. Factors that contribute to feeling down or overwhelmed may be more pronounced during the holiday season. Therefore, the ability to cope that seemed “fine” during the previous months may not be as adequate.