I hate when people refuse to go to a therapist because it makes them feel weak or whatever.
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 these experts all the time when something is wrong, without a second thought. So why why WHY would you neglect your mind when you need help? It does not make you weak. It does not make you a quitter. It does not mean you’re “broken”. It means that you understand that you have things you need to deal with, and you’re doing what it takes to take care of yourself to get better.
I know SO many people who refuse to go see a psychologist because they don’t think they need to, or claim it wont help, or just think it means that there’s something wrong with them. I also know all the shit they’ve gone through, and I’ve seen them bury it deep within themselves. I’ve seen it in people who are currently burying their issues and I’ve seen people who are suffering the consequences of that action. And it kills me to know that one day, all those things they’re avoiding and suppressing will come to the surface and bleed into every aspect in their life. It will sabotage their pursuits of happiness and hold them back from being the best version of themselves that they can be. I just- its really hard for me to be friends to those people because they willingly neglect the most important part about them: their mind.