Do you see a therapist? Are you tired of the stigma that exists around mental health and therapy?
There are few things that make me sadder than knowing people that want to see a therapist but don’t because of the stigma.
If you’ve considered going to therapy but haven’t yet taken the necessary steps, you’re not alone.
The stigma that exists around therapy is the largest barrier to those seeking care.
The negative stigma leads people to think that there is something “wrong” with you if you see a therapist.
It makes people embarrassed to speak up and share their story with both friends and family.
And that breaks my heart because when you make yourself vulnerable, you can seriously change the world.
Speaking up about stigma:
I think it’s time to speak openly about the stigma that exists.
I think now is the time to be brave and share your story.
It’s time to start looking at mental fitness in a similar way that we view physical fitness: something positive.
We applaud people who go to the gym consistently, yet we stigmatize those who go a counselor.
We don’t operate in a bubble; our physical health impacts our mental state and vice versa.
It’s time to take an active approach to providing support to those who deal with mental health conditions.
It’s time to stop shying away from therapy and speaking about it.
Therapy has been one of the best practices of my life, and I bet it could change yours too.
Watch my video to find out why.
If you feel inspired, join me in speaking up to stop the stigma!
Share your story in the comments below *and* online using the hashtag #LetsTalkStigma!
When we work together, we can make a difference and change people’s lives for the better.