The Fear of Being Stigmatised

There is still a stigma attached to seeing a therapist. Really? In the year 2024? Yes! There is still a negative stigma that says:⁣⁠

  • Can’t you cope?⁣⁠
  • What is wrong with you?⁣⁠
  • Real men don’t see therapists⁣⁠
  • Therapy is for soft people who can’t handle life⁣⁠
  • People will think I am crazy⁣⁠
  • I’ll be looked down on in my community⁣⁠

People come to therapy for many different reasons. Sometimes, they come to gain some perspective, increase self-awareness, find meaning in life, or manage a difficult transition. ⁣⁠

Seeing a therapist allows us to reveal things and get help with situations we may not want to share with friends and family.⁣⁠

When mental health is stigmatised, our communities suffer. Let’s create a culture where it is NORMAL to see a therapist, to work on our self-awareness, and to engage in deep healing. It is time.⁣⁠


Does this resonate with you?⁣⁠