Counseling services at MKU
Seeking professional psychological counseling seems problematic to most people. Unlike other mainstream traditional medical procedures, it is not easy to discern when to seek help. Yet all people are mentally sick. However, it is the severity of the mental condition that separates those who need treatment from those who do not need treatment. Studies have continuously revealed that mental conditions such as dementia do not surface at old age but they have been present all along one’s life. Such life threatening conditions during old age usually begin early in one’s life especially during one’s productive years (20 to 65 years). These mental conditions usually manifest themselves as distress arising from daily life hustles and are therefore overlooked by many.
Most people at risk of mental illness are those who are employed more so those with families because of their juxtaposed roles. They are disposed to multiple personalities as they attempt to fulfill these roles so to satisfy both the employer and the family simultaneously.
How do I know that I needs counseling?
Consider the following: have you been crying intermittently of late without knowing why? Even without being provoked? Have you been frequently anxious or fearful before your employer/supervisor or spouse even after fulfilling your tasks or obligations? Have you lately been avoiding contexts (places or people) that you once frequented because you feel that you don’t what to? Are you feeling unhappy even when good things are happening around you like a promotion or salary hike? Are you frequently having angry outbursts to your colleagues or family members or spouse without or with slight provocation? Are you feeling guilty because you failed to perform your obligations as expected? Have you lost touch with your libido? (lost interest in sexual intercourse)..the list is long but not limited. What am I insinuating? Your mental well being is slowly degenerating! You need professional psychological counseling. You are suffering from distress. A greater percentage of people suffering from it end getting well without any intervention because they have stronger self-rectifying defense mechanisms, however, to the smaller percentage who don’t recover, the condition will continue progressing thereby taking a toll in their mental health (Do you know the strength of your defense mechanisms? Nope – I guess). It may sometimes become a precursor to schizophrenia (madness). Seek psychological counseling help near you.
Do you know where to seek psychological counseling help?
Here at Mount Kenya University, do you know where to seek psychological counselling help? Many students and staff may not be aware that they are at risk of compromising their mental wellbeing and therefore need help. You can get professional psychological counselling help from three points:
- Dean of students – counselling services centre,
- life-skills centre
- Department of psychology.
The three points have enough accredited counseling psychologists who can help you normalize your mental wellbeing.
for more information you can visit the counseling website at http://counseling.mku.ac.ke/