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Therapy And The Mentally Ill

Therapy And The Mentally Ill

Therapy is not exclusively for people with diagnosed mental illness. Good therapists listen to us without judgment and teach us how to solve problems in a healthy way and to live a happier life. And that’s useful for everyone.

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‘Crazy’ People'

‘Crazy’ People'

Most people who see therapists are not dangerous, violent or even eccentric. Studies indicate that mentally ill people are actually more likely to be victims of violence.

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Women And Therapy

Women And Therapy

Mostly women go to therapy. This is true as women more often receive therapy because there is less stigma preventing them from doing so. Conversely, societal pressures make men ambivalent to therapy.

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Therapy After A Crisis

Therapy After A Crisis

Nothing horrible has to happen for people to want a happier life. Clients seek therapy for guidance navigating a new phase in life, dealing with general malaise, refuting long-held negative beliefs and more.

Therapy is also an effective treatment for preventing future crises, ...

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Forced To See a Therapist

Forced To See a Therapist

This misconception comes from assuming people don’t go to therapy by choice, when in fact most go of their own will. They want help and are willing to deal with the stigma of seeking treatment for mental health problems.

Those who need to be forced to go to therapy often need psyc...

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Therapy Goers And Medication

Therapy Goers And Medication

Most mental health professionals treat mental illness by combining psychotherapy and medication or by therapy alone. Many clients choose the latter when they don’t need medication or think of it as burdensome. 

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Willing To Listen

Willing To Listen

Untrained people can’t offer the same mental health benefits as a mental health professional could.

Your mental health is too big a responsibility to place on the people in your life. They will be there for you during hard times, but shouldn’t be a substitute for therapy.

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Don't Be Lazy

Don't Be Lazy

When a client sits back and lets the therapist do everything, they don’t make much progress. People who can think for themselves make the most out of therapy. 

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Therapy Seen As Expensive

Therapy Seen As Expensive

For those who want affordable therapy, there are online therapy websites to facilitate it. They can also take advantage of resources the government and schools offer or find a therapist who uses a sliding scale for payments.

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Handling Things On Our Own

Handling Things On Our Own

Trauma, mental illness and stress are scientifically proven to be real and can have a debilitating effect as a physical injury. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, and therapy is no exception.

Besides, therapy provides a tool for self-improvement even for those who do not h...

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There is a common thread between the three ways to improve mental health. They essentially are doing the same thing to us. The three tools externalize the baggage (our mental problems) that we had internalized, leading to an unburdening of our mind.

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