Help For Myself

Discover how to reach out for help and when to seek help.

It is suggested that nearly half of adults will experience mental health struggles in their lifetime. 

Trauma is an intimidating word, and is often associated with horrendous acts of abuse or neglect (which most certainly are forms of trauma). But trauma can come in many forms, and we see trauma as anything causing pain. Understanding where trauma stems from can be found here.

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When to Seek Help

  • If you’re unhappy, it’s time to seek help.
  • If you’re emotionally stuck, it’s time to seek help.
  • If you want more out of life, it’s time to seek help


Because you deserve to experience happiness and emotional wellness.

People often ask us: “Is it the right time?” Our answer is practically always: “Yes!”

We believe that if anything is holding you back from happiness and emotional wellness, it needs to be addressed, and for several reasons. When left untreated and unresolved:

  • Emotional Pain will fester and grow.
  • We will try to escape from our emotional pain in unhealthy ways.
  • Just when we think we have our negative behavior “under control,” it will manifest in another negative form.
  • As it festers, our emotional pain will have to bubble to the surface, and will cause us to develop unhealthy coping skills.
  • We can become stuck in developmentally critical phases of life.
  • The problems in our life not go away, but in fact multiply and become more severe.
  • Emotional Pain will destroy our relationships: with self, with others, with our job, with our religion, and so on.

Just an hour and 20 minutes North from Nashville, Tennessee sits our healing refuge. Hidden away on 120 acres of rolling Kentucky hills.

When to Attend The Bridge to Recovery

After five decades of providing a space for folks to experience healing, we believe that anyone can benefit from attending our program. We ALL experience pain in our lives from painful events (trauma). By giving yourself the opportunity to heal you are giving yourself the freedom to live an emotionally healthy and fulfilling life.

We do see people at various stages of need:

Experiencing the effects of unresolved pain, such as anxiety, depression, anger, rage, relationship issues, self-esteem issues, etc. While it may not yet be having visible negative effects on your life, it will soon. Pain festers.

Despite your best attempts to hide it, people are beginning to take notice that things seem “off.” You find yourself trying to hide your pain and your behavior more and more. It is getting harder to push down the pain all the time.

Things around you feel like they are always falling apart. It is now obvious that your life has become affected in negative ways because of your unresolved pain and behaviors. What you had once convinced yourself as “under control” is now very apparently “out of control.” Yet, your desire is still to try and push it down and hide it.

The consequences of leaving your pain unresolved and untreated is evident everywhere. Every relationship in your life is suffering, and your relationship with self is now critical. You may even be feeling like it is impossible to come back from where you are today (hint: it’s not too late), and feel hopeless – maybe even suicidal.

In order to heal from the pain causing us distress, we need to:

  • Identify and uncover the pain.
  • Understand and accept the pain. 
  • Recognize the impact it has had on us.
  • Let go of its hold on us.
  • Learn new and healthy coping mechanisms.  

This is what we do at The Bridge to Recovery.

To learn more about how we meet every stage of need, call our admissions team today. If you have questions about registering for our program, we invite you to reach out to us today.