Dec 14, 2012 4:02 AM GMT
For the pat two years I have been seeing a therapist over at my school. She's been great and has really helped me from not only accepting myself as being gay, but also in developing relationships, dealing with stress and many other things. With her help I no longer have thoughts of suicide, or feel loneliness as I now realize how many people truly care about me, but most importantly that I care about myself as well. Problem is I tell others about this and how much therapy has changed my life and they all look at me as if I am a crazy person! Is seeking mental health really that much of a stigma in our society? I know many people look down on it (a manager told me once that people should help themselves and therapists are pointless), but the benefits have been genuinely life altering. Has anyone else run into this sense of stigma when seeking therapy? If so, why?