Psychothreapy and stigma



In America the idea of seeing a mental health professional, be it a L.P.C, a Psychologist or psychiatrist,has been stigmatized. While this is not a universal truth in this nation, it is one that is far to pervasive. While there are many other reasons that some people forgoing seeing a mental health professional of one kind or another, one major reason is that there is this idea that seeing such an individual is for the mentally ill. The truth is that many healthy people see mental heath professionals as preventative measure. This is not unlike going to the gym, getting a regular medical check up or eating healthy. Some people see mental health providers to help them learn more about themselves or to work through some minor problems and yes, some people see actual doctors of Psychology due to a mental illness. The last group consists of very brave individuals…

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