Friday Fix: How to Ask for Help

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Every Friday on The Verywell Mind Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Amy Morin, LCSW, shares the “Friday Fix”—a short episode featuring a quick, actionable tip or exercise to help you manage a specific mental health issue or concern.

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Friday Fix: Episode 219

Whether you want an extra hand moving furniture or you need professional help for depression, asking for help can be tough.

It can feel scary too. We don’t want people to reject us, judge us, or feel more powerful than us. 

Sometimes, we don’t know how to build up the courage to ask. At other times, we aren’t sure what to say.

If we don’t ask for help effectively, we rarely get positive results. That can deter us from asking for help in the future. But the sooner we ask for help and make our needs known, the sooner we can get some relief.

Fortunately, there are some things you can do to make asking for help feel a little less uncomfortable. With each successful request, you might build the courage to ask for help again. And with a little help from those around you, life often becomes much more manageable and enjoyable.

On this episode of The Verywell Mind Podcast, I explain how to conquer the fear of asking for help and how to make your requests most effective so you can get the assistance you need.

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By Amy Morin, LCSW, Editor-in-Chief
Amy Morin, LCSW, is the Editor-in-Chief of Verywell Mind. She's also a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and international bestselling author. Her books, including "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do," have been translated into more than 40 languages. Her TEDx talk,  "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong," is one of the most viewed talks of all time.