Link – Why I’m Not Ashamed To Say I Go To Therapy

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“Looking back, I realize now that’s why I should have told people. To show them that, yes, someone with a mental illness can seem totally fine on the outside, but battle something on the inside. To show them that it’s OK to get help for mental issues—just like it’s OK to go to the doctor for the flu, or the dentist for a cavity. To show them that they’re not alone if they too struggle with their thoughts and feelings.

Today, I know I’m not alone. A staggering one in five adults suffer from a mental illness in the U.S. in a given year, according to the National Alliance on Mental Illness. And 18.1 percent of adults—that’s 44 million people—in the U.S. suffer specifically from anxiety disorders, according to Mental Health America. But sadly, there’s still a stigma surrounding getting help for mental illnesses. Only about a third of people suffering from depression seek help from a mental health professional, and the MHA explains it’s because they “believe depression isn’t serious, that they can treat it themselves or that it is a personal weakness rather than a serious medical illness.””

We are losing too many people to depression to continue in silence. They need to know how common it is, and how many people have overcome it. How else will people see that there is life after depression?

Why I’m Not Ashamed To Say I Go To Therapy

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  1. Dolly Flop
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    I was abused by 2 different adults in my childhood from 8yrs up to 16yrs old when i got out of the approved school i had been placed in by my parents apparently i was always being naughty….have no idea why that would of happened if i had such a young child being naughty constantly i’d wonder what as wrong with that child and ask and get to the bottom of it….my parents had me placed in a lock up…..left at 16yrs old pregnant for the second time had already had a pregnancy at 12yrs of age which my parents had me terminate as well, after the lock up drugs and prisons followed, i am 47yrs old now and have healed alot and i saw many therapist that were actually no use to me at all but i was lucky to see an art therapist in my early 20’s and what this woman taught me back then is still relevant in my life today, i still use the tools she gave me….i can’t tell people enough go see someone…go heal as much as you can and get as much back of yourself as you can, my story is lots longer than this here this is a very basic outline is all…I also do a page on facebook Diary of a drug survivor and abuse survivor if you fancy having a look, i love this site and can hopefully coe back and rad lots more of it…..

    • MikeM
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      Thanks Dolly, I am so glad you were able to find a therapist who could help you with some healing. So many either don’t think therapy can help, or try one and quit without realizing that finding the right person can take a bit of work, but the end result is so worth it!

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