Unified Health

Asking For Help

I hate admitting that I need help. 

Honestly, it’s the worst thing. I have been trained via past career experiences that you never bring someone problems, only solutions. That’s how I generally tend to operate. If I have a problem, I will search high and low and come up with options for solutions, and I won’t even broach a topic unless I have something to show that I have done x, y, and z to, at the very least, find the information, if not answers and solutions. 

This, obviously, isn’t useful nor applicable to a lot of areas of life. As one dear friend recently told me, “this is what friends are for, though”. 

To all of the people in my life helping right now – thank you. From the very bottom of my heart, thank you. You are amazing and I don’t know what took me so long to get over myself and just tell you what’s been happening. Thank you for being there. Thank you for listening and offering solutions and help. 

Where this ties in to Unified – so many of my patients do the exact same thing. We put up with all kinds of aches and pains and bad situations rather than come in for advice and help. We martyr ourselves because we hate to admit that this situation is beyond us to deal with on our own. And often it’s an easy enough fix. But rather than go to the people who are trained to help us, we suffer silently and try to find those solutions on our own. 

I’m here to admit that this is stupid. It just prolongs the pain. It delays support and true healing. There are solutions to your problems – but you don’t have to find them on your own. It’s okay to ask us for help. No judgments. No shaming. Just laughter and friendship and support. 

Let us help you. Whatever it is, believe me, it’s so much better when you have people in your corner who support you and fight for you. Everyone deserves that kind of care. It is a belief that everyone at Unified shares – you are not alone. You don’t deserve to go through these things alone. We can find some solutions together. 

If you are in need of support, no matter what it is, we can help. 

Lizane Tan