Okay. Take a deep breath in through your nose. Hold it. Now let it out through your mouth. Good. We are going to talk about your mental health.
What is it that makes us uncomfortable talking about our own mental health? Is it the cultural stigma? Is it a desire for self-reliance? Or is it our tendency to underestimate our own need for help? Often people sense that mental healthcare is for people who “really need it” with “real issues,” people who have gone through “real trauma,” and for those in “real crisis.” Well, that concept is really bad for us.