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Asking For Help (Overview)

Asking for help is a topic that includes ways of identifying the presence of a problem, realizing when help is needed, how to find that help, and how to change "helpers" if necessary, as situations change. A person may consider asking for help concerning medical issues, emotional issues, family/social issues, work-related issues, etc...


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What are the symptoms of asking for help?

What are the symptoms of asking for help?

Agree w Dr. Pappas: A person may come right out and ask for help verbally. Sometimes a person acts out instead of expressing it directly. ...Read more

Asking For Help (Overview)

Asking for help is a topic that includes ways of identifying the presence of a problem, realizing when help is needed, how to find that help, and how to change "helpers" if necessary, as situations change. A person may consider asking for help concerning medical issues, emotional issues, family/social issues, work-related issues, etc...


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How must I ask for help if I am the caregiver?

Often difficult: Just remember you are not alone. There are many support groups avaible to help you if you cannot ask family for help. Your doctor (or the patients) may also be a resource to direct you. Get the help you need as cargiver burn out is common and very serious for you and the one you are taking care of. ...Read more

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Can I ask for help over messaging. No face to face?

Can I ask for help over messaging. No face to face?

Yes: A virtual consult can be in the form of text messaging (real time and one-on-one with a physician). Submit an inbox consult request through the concierge or Health Tap Prime feature. ...Read more

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With what sort of problem would a person be asking for help?

With what sort of problem would a person be asking for help?

Topics: On healthtap patients ask questions about health, fitness, wellness, nutrition for themselves and their families. ...Read more

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I'm bulimic but I don't want to ask for help. How can I help myself?

I'm bulimic but I don't want to ask for help. How can I help myself?

If you are an active: Bulimic than your life is already out of control. Whatever you are doing by yourself is not sufficient. I believe very much in empowering patients but I also have a responsibility to provide reality based feedback. Bulimia is a serious disorder. You need to get over not wanting to ask for help. Not getting help is a luxury that you can not afford. There is simply no away around the need to >>>. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get attention for my cutting problem without asking for help?

What is the best way to get attention for my cutting problem without asking for help?

Maybe: Maybe this is the problem -- you want attention (rather than help) for your cutting? Or you do want help but don't want to say it directly? You may or may not perceive this as a "problem" needing help because it's a communication method for you (doing physical acts like cutting rather than using words). Therapists can help you express your emotions & requests in ways others understand better. ...Read more

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How do I help someone who is being physically and verbally abused by her partner but want ask for help?

How do I help someone who is being physically and verbally abused by her partner but want ask for help?

Domestic Violence: Your question implies that your friend is caught up in the cycle of domestic violence. This cycle never leads to good and can lead to injury or death. You can find information about domestic violence on the internet, with local city or county programs, with your local church or synagogue. Provide information that shows the cycle of domestic violence can be broken. Knowledge is power. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking up my pre med but still cant decide what to specialize in. My teachers kept asking me. Help? Suggestions?

Don't answer: U r right if u favor anything now u may start ignoring some subjects it may lower ur score things may change with time ...Read more

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I feel suicidal and feel that every time I ask for help I am ignored. Is there something different I can do or say to enable me being offered help?

I feel suicidal and feel that every time I ask for help I am ignored. Is there something different I can do or say to enable me being offered help?

See below: I'm sorry about your experiences. You might want to address your experiences with your providers and change them if the need arises. Below is the list of crisis hotlines by country: http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/list_of_suicide_crisis_lines
http://www. Suicidehotlines. Com/international. Html

good luck! ...Read more

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Started trying to lose wt. Worried abt relapsing w/eating d/o. I'm secretive if I have sxs, & my psymd doesn't knw im doing this. Would it be good 2 call & ask 4 help defining parameters 4 healthy approach to this & what I need to let him knw abt?

Started trying to lose wt. Worried abt relapsing w/eating d/o. I'm secretive if I have sxs, & my psymd doesn't knw im doing this. Would it be good 2 call & ask 4 help defining parameters 4 healthy approach to this & what I need to let him knw abt?

Yes: Hi
Thanks for reaching out. Yes, I definitely encourage you to talk with your psymd about this. I think it always helps you to define goals and parameters because it gives you an opportunity to plan for success. Losing weight by improving your lifestyle and fitness can done in a healthy way too - in a way that helps you live better and happier :) ...Read more

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How can we send pictures when asking for help.

How can we send pictures when asking for help.

Try Prime, Concierge: HealthTap PRIME and CONCIERGE doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. Certain medications (not all) can be prescribed. They can see photos you upload into your FILES. You can also send images while in the middle of a live Prime or Concierge consultation. (Doctors answering HealthTap BASIC free questions just provide information, and do not see patients' images or photos.) ...Read more

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How can I get over feeling ashamed when asking for help?

How can I get over feeling ashamed when asking for help?

KEEP ASKING: Practice makes perfect so keep asking. So are you asking for specific help like psychiatric? You can discuss issues with your family doctor or go to a therapist to work on social anxiety. You may need some medication if it is anxiety in general. Don't give up! ...Read more

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What should you do if you're suicidal but you're too shy to ask for help?

What should you do if you're suicidal but you're too shy to ask for help?

This is one time: That you can't afford to be shy. Even if you are pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone, it is critical that you ask for help. If you have a plan that you are going to act on then you need to be seen at the nearest emergency room now. If not actively suicidal right now, please find a local therapist. One really good option would be a psychologist who is skilled in cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Help me please. In high school now. Who do I ask for help wih my homework?

Parents, teacher or: Fellow students can all help. You may need a tutor. Discuss with your parents and teachers. ...Read more

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How are you supposed to keep asking for help after you already have asked? It's hard to get psychological help.

How are you supposed to keep asking for help after you already have asked? It's hard to get psychological help.

KEEP SEARCHING: I am unclear as to the issue here exactly. Have you gone for help to a psychiatrist or psychologist or therapist? Is there a barrier to getting to a specialist where you live? Perhaps you need to re frame your question or your expectations and then go from there. So very many possibilities out there for help. There are even groups that meet and may be a different approach to consider. ...Read more

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When I suggest asking for help my admitted to attempting suicide friend gets heavly offended and stops repling which makes me nervous?

When I suggest asking for help my admitted to attempting suicide friend gets heavly offended and stops repling which makes me nervous?

Understand: If your friend previously (long-past) attempted suicide but is now better - risk is likely lower. However, if your friend is still troubled that is worrisome. Let your friend know s/he can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more

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I was asked to help clean up a trailer lot with lots of fiberglass insulation and I have been having breathing trouble but its getting better day?

I was asked to help clean up a trailer lot with lots of fiberglass insulation and I have been having breathing trouble but its getting better day?

Your Fiber Class: That insulation is full of small fiberglass and other debris that can irritate your lungs. Sadly, it won't insulate them from that irritation. If you have symptoms for more than a week or two, get examined in person by your doctor. And in the future, use eye and lung protection (safety glasses and a mask) when dealing with stuff that blows-off dust or other particles, especially fiberglass or
asbestos ...Read more

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How do we know if it's ok to ask for help and that fears thoughts are valid enough when others suffer, how do we know that we are not just a burden?

How do we know if it's ok to ask for help and that fears thoughts are valid enough when others suffer, how do we know that we are not just a burden?

It's okay to ask: The right person to ask help from for fears and troubling thoughts is a mental health provider. You will not be a burden - that's why they're there. Even if there are people worse off, we all hope for some less tragic or difficult cases. It may be different w/ friends/family who may not be able to help and may just feel scared and helpless. That, not you, would be the burden. Get the help you seek ...Read more

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What to do if I don't know how to ask for help?

Practice: If this is a new skill set for you, recommend that you chose a person to ask who is likely to help. Want positive reinforcement for new behaviors. Don't know what kind of help you need. One way to approach is to briefly state what the issue is. Follow this up with a specific request. I.E, "will you please help me to complete my homework." "please drive me to the hospital". The more you practice. ...Read more

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How do I ask for help? 93 and always independent

How do I ask for help? 93 and always independent

93: Well if you are independent then I would go and have a nice talk with your pmd - he will direct you appropriately. ...Read more

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How to ask for help with my eating disorder?

How to ask for help with my eating disorder?

Find a therapist: If you have insurance ask for names of psychologists who have experience with eating disorders. Call a therapist or a mental health clinic. Tell them about your problem ANS ask them questions. See if they feel supportive. If they do, schedule an initial appointment to discuss the problems you are having in depth. Then they will make recommendations for treatment options. Go ahead & make the call! ...Read more

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How do I ask for help if I think I am depressed?

How do I ask for help if I think I am depressed?

Here's how.: Recommend that you see your personal doctor. He or she can evaluate for depression and also work you up to insure that you don't have any medical conditions or medications that are causing your depressive symptoms. Medication may be needed. Also encourage you to hook up with a therapist. Cognitive behavioral therapy and insight oriented psychotherapy can be very effective. Depression is treatable. ...Read more

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What can happen if I ask for help with my eating disorder?

What can happen if I ask for help with my eating disorder?

See below: The first step will be to evaluate whether you have an eating disorder and if so, what its impact has been on your brain and body. Next you will be able to discuss and engage in treatments. ...Read more

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I have exactly the pain as described above by. "a member asked" please help, as I am 71yrs old, and in pain, have backproblems at L4& L5...cushions gone?

I have exactly the pain as described above by. "a member asked" please help, as I am 71yrs old, and in pain, have backproblems at L4& L5...cushions gone?

Distressing. ..: I'm sorry I can't see the pain description from another questioner, but certainly degenerative joint disease/arthritis is a common cause of pain as we get older: deterioration of the discs/cushions with stiffness & strain of the supporting muscles. See doc for diagnostic eval, then rest, ice and/or heat, proper exercise/conditioning, pain/anti-inflamm meds, TENS, relaxation: multiple strategies! ...Read more

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I am suffering from ed. I went to physician but could not ask. Please help.

How to Help yourself: The physicians here cannot help you get a prescription. This has to come from your physician. Believe me, I have been to india and I understand your sensitivity to discussing this with another person. But, they have heard it already; there will be no judgment, and at 25 this is a real problem that must be evaluated and a pill may not be the way to help you. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I feel like my depression has gotten worse I have lost my appeaite I feel tired all the time my thoughts have gotten worse I m afarid to ask for help?

I feel like my depression has gotten worse I have lost my appeaite I feel tired all the time my thoughts have gotten worse I m afarid to ask for help?

Don't Give Up: Alas, nearly two-thirds of people suffering from depression and taking an anti-depressant do not get totally well. My approach: re-evaluate to r/o medical illness, add or intensify psychotherapy, consider adding a 2nd fda approved agent (abilify, seroquel (quetiapine) xr, deplin), check neurotransmitters and adrenal hormones, and lifestyle. More @ http://www. Integrativepsychiatry. Net/depression. Html. ...Read more

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99/of pepole on here asking for help have seen ther doctor but still having same problems why u let's us down like this sick or u guys are not sure?

99/of pepole on here asking for help have seen ther doctor but still having same problems why u let's us down like this sick or u guys are not sure?

You sound frustrated: You seem to feel that we on healthtap are letting you down. Of course we cannot be "sure" about what's causing individual problems, because we have not seen or examined you. Healthtap is for information only, and not for personal diagnoses. In the context of the 400 character responses allowable, we do our best to provide reliable information, potential options, and resources for you. ...Read more

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When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting I am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill I know?

When is the right time to ask for help when you selfharm like cutting I am in thearpy had some life changing events went back to a coping skill I know?

Now.: When particularly stressed or challenged it is common to default back to an old coping mechanism. In this case, cutting is being used to cope. It is time to get back on the horse and ride now. Get help now to get back onto the track of using healthier ways to cope. Recovery is 1 step forward & 2 steps back. ...Read more