This seems perfectly logical to most of us here, but for so many people, it isn’t.
“It is widely accepted that if you have a health problem, you would see a medical professional who specializes in that problem’s proper treatment. If you have high cholesterol or are at risk of a heart attack, you see a cardiologist. If you have digestive problems, you see a gastroenterologist. If you have acne or other skin problems, you see a dermatologist.
But if you are faced with a mental health problem, is your first instinct to see a mental health professional?”
It shouldn’t be any different, and yet it is. We are constantly reminded that seeking mental health assistance is somehow a sign of weakness, or only for people who are “really bad off”, when we would never question anyone getting help with any other health condition.