Top 3 Ways You Can Participate In Counseling Awareness Month
Recognize and Spread the Importance of Counseling This April
In April of each year, we celebrate Counseling Awareness Month by recognizing its importance and spreading awareness about it. Established by the American Counseling Association back in 2002, the commemorative month is an event celebrated nationwide.
There are a lot of myths surrounding counseling. People pick up this misinformation from fake news and misleading comments made in TV shows and other sources. That is why some people tend to associate counseling with negative ideas. Some even think that counseling is only for people with a mental illness.
However, going to a counselor or having a professional assess your mental health doesn’t automatically mean that you’re in bad shape or there is something wrong with you. Counseling is actually for everyone.
It doesn’t matter what issues you’re going through. Counselors will help you sort the clutter and make your situation more manageable. Counselors serve as a fresh eye and can help you deal with a wide variety of issues. These can range from career-related problems to grief and relationships. Counselors aren’t scary, and they aren’t there to judge you. They are there to help!
Actively Participate During Counseling Awareness Month
Whether you are a counselor by profession, have had counseling in the past, or would just like to help improve the image of counseling in general, there are tons of ways for you to spread counseling awareness to mark this month. Here are three of them:
- Make use of social media.
Since almost everyone is on social media these days, it’s the best way for you to easily reach a wide audience with little effort. Choose the platform you’re most familiar with (or all of them, if you’re really tech-savvy) and spread awareness through posts or photos that show counseling in a positive image. Make an infographic image highlighting the key benefits of counseling. You can even make a short video about counseling if you’re good at video-making.
- Invite professional counselors to community meetings.
Coordinate with your local community leaders to invite professional counselors to give short talks regarding their profession and what it is they do. People are more likely to listen to someone who is practicing the profession. For sure, they will have a ton of questions to ask.
- Share your experience.
If you’ve experienced counseling in the past or if you have a friend who has such an experience and willing to share it with others, you can use those experiences to help educate people who have no idea what counseling is like. Tell them how you felt, what you went through, and how counseling helped you with your situation.
Turn Counseling Awareness Month Even More Special
While we’re trying to highlight the positive benefits that counseling brings, let’s also bring positivity to our neighbors in need. Disadvantaged families and individuals in your community are suffering, and they need help. They are the people who are saddled with disabilities, lack of education, and other personal circumstances that prevent them from securing decent jobs that could free them from the grip of poverty.
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