Understanding Mental Health: When Should We Go For Counselling?

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There is often the misconception that one seeks counselling only when there is the presence of a severe mental illness. Counselling helps in these situations, as well as any issue that is of concern to you, it could be relationship issues, family problems, financial stress, work stress etc. In today’s day and time, we face multiple stressors, and counselling can be accessed as a useful tool to navigate these concerns. 

About the authorAnne Sureshkumar holds masters degrees in social work and philosophy: guidance and counselling, and is a registered social worker. Raised in Zambia and Nigeria, she has lived largely in the south of India, before moving to Canada.  Anne grew up questioning the alarming socio-economic inequalities and gender biases within present-day societies, which determined her career choice in social work. In Canada, she focuses on immigrant populations and counselling. Her areas of interest include anti-racism work, mental health, domestic violence, intersectionality, identity development for ethnic and sexual minorities, research, public speaking, and writing. Anne co-chaired the Diversity working group at the Calgary Counselling Centre. She currently is the Trauma therapist who supports the Anti racism work of the Calgary police and is in private practice. Anne was also nominated for the Alberta Inspirational Awards in 2018.