The 2019 Counselors Symposium was a great venue for mental health professionals and counselors to come together and discuss some issues with regards to mental health. With the advent of new technology and having a fast-paced society, depression and anxiety are now considered as main issues that have been talked about by mental health professionals. These are real problems and are serious as diabetes, stroke, or heart ailments.
Of course, we really can’t get away with stress and anxiety nowadays. Whether you are a doctor, an engineer, or a stay at home parent, problems and challenges will always arise as we face our day to day activities. There are times when we get lucky and can easily find a solution, but there will really be stressful moments in which we may find it hard to get to the surface. It’s as if we are buried deep down and below the ground. Other people are fortunate if they have friends and loved ones that they can confide in whenever things get worse. But how about those people who are alone and struggling? These are the times when people should be aware of the existence of professional counselors who are willing to help them survive the challenges that they are going through. This was the main concern in the symposium, as well.
Moreover, through the symposium, I have learned that counselors can really be a great help, especially now that suicide cases are increasing due to anxiety and depression. The symposium was able to discuss and convey certain steps and methods in which online counseling services will be made known to a wider audience. Information drive was set up by organizations to reach out to people who have been victims of depression as well, and as discussed. There are people who see other people’s suffering as somewhat mild or easy cases, but we will never know what the other one is going through. A job loss may just be a simple thing to others. They may easily move on from that situation, but others cannot. They see this as the end of their world.
We should always remember that each person is unique and that we may perceive things differently. It is better to be more understanding and less judgmental with how people are behaving. And that if they are not doing well, if your loved one cannot cope, then, ask the assistance of a mental health counselor.