You are just diagnosed with a mental health condition such as depression, bipolar disorder, panic disorder, addiction, OCD, or some other mental health disorder.
The second thing you need to do is to learn how to deal with your mental health issues.
Here are some other tips a person should follow when they learn they have a mental health issue for the first time.
To learn how to cope, you should see a professional.
In addition a person should join a support group, and they should read some books that will help them learn how to overcome their mental health issues. The key is to learn as much as you can when it comes to dealing with your mental health problems.
As a published author of a managing fear book with over twenty years experience in dealing with fear, I did everything possible to learn as much as I could in how to deal with my fears and anxiety.
As a layman, I talked to professionals, read books and used many techniques that I learned over the years. Regardless, it was still difficult to find all of the answers to my problems. I realized that some techniques work in some situations and sometimes those same techniques may not work in other situations. As a result I kept a small notebook on what techniques worked in each situation. Over time I would add more information to my notebook.
As for dealing with your fears, learn to take it one day at a time.
Instead of worrying about how you will get through the rest of the week, try to focus on today. Each day can provide us with different opportunities to learn new things and that includes learning how to deal with your problems. You never know when the answers you are looking for will come to your doorstep. We may be ninety-nine percent correct in predicting the future, but all it takes is for that one percent to make a world of difference.
Take advantage of the help that is available around you. If possible, talk to a professional who can help you manage your fears and anxieties. They will be able to provide you with additional advice and insights on how to deal with your current problem. By talking to a professional, a person will be helping themselves in the long run because they will become better able to deal with their problems in the future. Managing your fears and anxieties takes practice. The more you practice, the better you will become.