I think there are two issues to bear in mind here. Firstly, a lot of people on here are minors and/or teenagers. I don't know about other kids but good judgment was not something I had especially when it came to my psychology because it was all jumbled up with hormones and things I didn't understand yet. It's important to bear this in mind because advising a child wrong can have unexpected consequences. That's why people recommend seeing psychologists or doctors or trying to deal with it mundanely. Those people are in a much better situation not only to know the person (child or adult) but also to help the person in the long term. It's not dismissive so much as it is caring.
Secondly, I would question exactly what is it that is helping if practicing the occult helps with any psychological problems. Is it the path or the destination? You see, if it were the destination (a certain spell or ritual) then we can point and say "go over there," but if it's the path (and I truly believe it is) then the individual is the one that needs to walk it to find out. It's a more long term thing than just 'do x, y and z' and you're fixed. Sometimes you can't even start the path without help. Sometimes magic wouldn't have helped anyway. Sometimes immediate help is needed. So once again, the safest advice is to direct them to professionals.
So, yeah, magic is powerful and can alter the way you see yourself and the world. It can sometimes help you through tough times or bring you peace but that doesn't mean it's the best answer to give to someone in genuine pain and suffering who needs help.