Why are we so concerned about what others think of us looking after our mental health?
If you were to hurt your back, would you visit a physiotherapist for your physical health, helping your pain and suffering? How many would answer Yes? Would it concern you what other people thought? Would you feel judged for needing help?Probably not.
So why do we worry about what people think if we need to visit a therapist for our mental health. We are still helping ourselves aren’t we?
Why don’t we treat our health issues the same way? Is it because we are worrying what others think of us attending a counselling service? You are not weak if you visit a therapist, you are self aware and ready to heal yourself.
Therapy is not a walk in the park, it can be hard work accepting and working through issues, very much like healing the muscles in your body. While physiotherapy is healing your body psychotherapy heals your mind. A mental massage.
With both therapies you are only healing your body, whether this is mentally or physically.
So surely it shouldnt matter what other people think, right?