Google “therapy is” and see what pops up. 😦 I know some people believe that “intelligent people can work out their own problems” when they’re down on their sorrows, dealing with the aftermath of emotional/mental abuse, or downright depressed.
I strongly disagree.
Here are some quotes by others who also disagree:
“Weak-mindedness? I hear a lot of people telling me that they feel it is weak to go to a therapist.Why don’t I ever hear that it’s weak to go get checked for glasses? The difference is there is a lot of negative stigma associated with “being mental.” …A person needs to decide what is really the weaker — being too afraid to get help when you need it, or getting help when you need it? “(http://www.head-cleaners.com/counslrs.htm)
“In fact, taking a step towards getting help in the form of therapy is one of the most courageous acts a person can do in their lifetime. It takes a lot of guts to first realise you have a problem and secondly, you cannot cope with it single handedly. It takes even more guts to take that step —- an overwhelming one —- and see a stranger to request that help. And finally, it takes so much more strength to disclose your private details…your private worries and fears…to that stranger. ” (http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2011/02/therapy-is-for-weak.html)