These questions need expertise and years of experience and knowledge to answer. A psychologist can help achieve the goal of smoothly communicating these ideas to the common mass.
4. Teach us mastery over life
Do we all have someone who would listen to our worries, be empathetic and kind to us and never ask anything in return? Well, some of us do, while most of us don’t. We all need someone in our life that would be kind and loving towards us, especially during tough days.
And for psychologists, being an active listener is a profession they have mastered over years of experience. They help an individual in the process of self-discovery, guiding, and providing them the right amount of emotional and mental support they need. Throughout the entire journey known as the walk of life, a psychologist can be the feet you walk on; carrying you to your destination, but the choices of direction are yours. A psychologist teaches us techniques to deal better with our problems and focus more on enhancing our potentials as human beings. In a nutshell, they teach us ways of life.
5. Monitoring community wellbeing
Psychologists can help implement a very organized surveillance system to monitor mental health issues in people of society, working following a body of welfare. Surveys, interviews, and questionnaires prepared based on empirical data can help curate vital information regarding some common behavioral problems including substance abuse, sexual abuse, and antisocial behavior in youth. Such assessments bring home solutions to the social, academic, and behavioral problems faced by the youth of society.
6. Providing treatment for mental illnesses
This goes without saying that psychologists are among the mental health professionals who are armed with scientific techniques and strategies to deal with stress, anxiety, depression, OCD, and other such mental disorders. They are not another ‘adviser’ in your life. They are professionals with years of experience in the field of behavioral study. They help alleviate the sense of disability a person comes down with when dealing with a mental problem through therapies, counseling, and guidance.
Psychologists are equipped with the superpower to change society for good and make it a better place to live in.