As a mental health social worker, counselling people for the last 10 years, I have worked with a diverse group of people trying to recover their lives from, mostly, mental health issues. Not surprising when you look at the work I do…
However what I find fascinating in a statistical sense, is the reasons why people come to me.
The 3 most stand out reasons why people come to me for help are:
1) Someone is hurting them, but they think it is their own fault.
2) They have troubles regulating their own moods and reactions.
3) They are struggling against a real life situation – commonly unemployment/Centrelink or something like job loss / death.
The next category of things I tend to come across
1) Neuroatypical people trying to figure out what the heck is going on
2) Non-mood regulation types of mental heatlh disorder
3) Someone very concerned at another person’s struggles and trying to figure out what they can legally, resource, morally or ethically do.