When to Seek Help

If, at any time, you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope it is important to seek out additional assistance. Here are some circumstances which indicate that it is time to get help by speaking to a health professional such as a psychologist, family doctor, psychiatrist, social worker or nurse:
  • Can't return to a normal routine
  • Feeling extremely helpless
  • Having thoughts of hurting self or others
  • Using alcohol and drugs excessively
  • Stopped doing things you enjoy
Resources in your community which may be available for help
  • Distress or crisis centres
  • Local hospital
  • Family service agency
  • Bereavement group
  • Leader of your faith community
  • Family and friends you can call to talk things over