April 17, 2008

We All Need Counseling


"You go to a personal trainer? Wow, you must be really fat."

That statement doesn't happen. People are usually encouraged by their peers to continue on their quest for health.

So, why are people embarrassed to say that they see a counselor or therapist?

Everyone goes to school. After formal education, most people continue learning through classes, reading on their own, self-help seminars and church. No one thinks they magically get brilliant by themselves.

Yet, there's a stigma against getting help dealing with personal or relation struggles. Let's stop it. Everyone SHOULD see a counselor. We're all freak shows.

3 comments:

Stacy & Jonathan said...

yup and those of us who are therapists need therapy even more :)

Marc said...
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Marc said...

Heh.
Amen @ OP.