It’s time to normalise therapy. It’s time to normalise seeking treatment for mental illness. It’s time to start having honest conversations with your friends and family about what’s wrong... and it’s time to stand tall and to stand together in working to remove the stigma that surrounds getting help (because let’s be real - we all need it! 👀) 💌🍒
There is absolutely NO SHAME in seeing a mental health professional when you’re struggling with something in your life - where do you go when you get sick? The doctor. Where do you go when your car breaks down? The mechanic. Where do you go when your computer is wigging out? A tech person. You go to experts all the time when something is wrong, without a second thought... so why neglect your mind when you’re in need of help? ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀
Admitting something’s wrong doesn’t make you weak. It doesn’t mean you're "broken". It isn’t unattractive. It doesn’t make you any less. If anything, it shows just how intelligent, insightful and courageous you are... it means that you understand that you have issues you need to deal with, and that you're actively doing what it takes to care for yourself and get better. It means that you love yourself enough to WANT to get better - and that’s a pretty amazing thing to be able to say about yourself if you ask me. 👊🏻👏🏻
Only the strongest of us are able to show our scars and wear our vulnerability proudly; and only the bravest of us can admit that we’re only human...
and that, sometimes, we need help.