Local Mental Health Practitioners are a vital part of a healthy community. Often, people seek advice and understanding when they feel stressed or depressed. Sometimes they just need another person to listen to them without judging them. There may be more serious issues a patient wants help dealing with, such as crime or abuse. Maybe they need help pinpointing the problem. Just as physical illness affects the body, mental sickness can affect the mind. Bear in mind that life circumstances such as death, divorce or job loss are often debilitating because of the potential for severe psychological pain. Who better to alleviate that suffering than Local Mental Health Practitioners? We can try other avenues of seeking help, since the monetary costs of seeing Local Mental Health Practitioners can be prohibitive, especially for the uninsured. Consider: friends may gossip or think less of people who confide in them about serious issues, and normally, friends are not trained to help. Even very good friends, who are mental health professionals themselves, will likely have trouble separating friendship from issues. Family members are not dependably objective, either. Furthermore, burdening friends and family might be unwise because friends or family could be a root cause or contributors of problems.