Talking with your doctor is the first step in getting help for your mental health concerns. The Check-up from the Neck Up screening quiz is not a diagnosis, it’s intended to raise awareness about mental health concerns you should discuss with a doctor. You can discuss potential counselling services, psychiatric consultations or medications that may be appropriate for you. Your doctor can also make referrals to a variety of local services.
There are many people and organizations out there that are professionally trained to help you in your recovery. These include mood disorder clinics, doctors and therapists. Once you have a diagnosis and have found a health professional to walk you through your recovery, you will begin to feel better. Don’t get discouraged; finding the right treatment plan can be a long and at times overwhelming process. Take your time and, remember, you can get better.