“What other people think of you is none of your business.”
This quote couldn’t be more true, especially when it comes to seeking mental health counseling.
If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, substance abuse, or other issues, you might also feel ashamed or embarrassed, like you should be able to “get it together” on your own.
While research shows that roughly 1 in 5 Americans suffers from mental illness, there’s still a stigma associated with getting help. You might feel like family, friends, and co-workers will think less of you if they knew what you were going through. Unfortunately this leads to denying your feelings, isolating yourself, delaying treatment, and ultimately suffering in silence.