EVERYBODY NEEDS THERAPY
HEALTH IS WHAT I'M ABOUT
April 28, 2021
We need to normalize the fact that anyone could benefit from talking to a third, neutral party! Problems are not just black and white. Addressing them is step one.
“You know there are lots of options like community mental health centers that work with everyone, and these are places like Mercy Behavioral Health, Chartiers Center; [they] provide health regardless of cost for low income families that need support. There’s also therapists that work on a sliding scale therapy, which [means] they have an amount that you can afford to pay,” mentions an Anonymous source.
It is a common stigma that ‘counseling is only for the rich,’ yet this is not the only stifling factor that stops people from going to therapy.
“Particularly if it is around self harm, or wanting to die, often [teens] are scared to be honest of how they feel. Because they think that there is something really wrong with them, or that they might have to go the hospital, and so I think a therapist can be very helpful in helping them understand how those thoughts can happen with depression, and anxiety and there is a lot of things we like to try to do, before we have to go to the hospital-that’s a last resort,” states an Anonymous source.
Even if you are personally having these types of feelings, you can go seek these resources for other reasons as well (it does not have to this extreme, but it can be).
“Some people who come for longer term may have things that they want to work on, some people stay in therapy just because it is like a maintenance perspective. I have clients that just come once a month, that just like to check in, and you know talk about whatever is going on at the moment, and move on…[look at it]…the same way you would visit your medical facility,” Anonymous source tells readers.
Who knows, your parents may even be open to the idea; just from past experiences…
“So the Boomers didn’t go to therapy, but then the next generation kids started to go to therapy, and because it became a little more [normal] to them, they were much more open to sending their kids to therapy,” the Anonymous source reminds us.