Read on and you’ll see why I titled this blog that way…
HI, my name is Gina, and I see a counselor. Not only am I currently seeing a counselor, I have seen one a lot in the past …GASP! OMG!!
For some stupid reason, Counselors, Therapists, Psychiatrists, etc get a bad rap. No PEOPLE who go to them get a bad rap. I somewhat think it’s an old school thing. Like the older generations would never go to one & if they did, they didn’t say anything because then people would “shame” them. I don’t know. That’s just my guess. Then they pass this stupid thought on to their kids, who probably need counseling because of them. But then they don’t get the help they need & then you end up with drug issues, sex issues and unfortunately suicide.
MHPs (Mental Health Professionals cause I’m lazy and don’t want to type it out every time) are trained to help people work through these issues that could turn them down a bad path or to turn them back from a bad path. I know the non-believers are going to say “no you go to your family or your priest or whatever” but the thing is that MHPs don’t know us. They haven’t already formed their opinion of who we are or who they think we should be so that if you tell them something they don’t want to hear they don’t listen with an open heart. They can’t understand. Maybe because they just haven’t experienced or known anyone who has experienced this. But guess what? MHPs have, do, whatever. That’s what they do. They go to school, they study human behavior, they get trained to listen openly. They also don’t say do this or do that. They help you come to your own solution so you can get yourself out of your own hole. Or maybe they are just there to be an ear. To listen. I like to say I have verbal diarrhea a lot. I just spew forth my thoughts and then I feel better. Some people don’t have the ability to do that. MHPs are there for you to “diarrhea” all over 😉 hee hee
And sometimes you just don’t want to talk to someone you know personally because your issue is embarrassing. And you want to be able to cry, to yell and to have a mental breakdown in a safe environment. Outside in your own life, you have to be strong. When you are with an MHP you don’t have to be strong. They don’t care, they aren’t judging you for crying. They aren’t judging you for feeling the anti-society accepted way that you feel.
I could continue on but let me tell you this. Not too long ago I was talking to someone who was formally someone that I thought I could trust. They are no longer in my life & never will be again. Anyway, I was telling them about something that was very personal, very embarrassing & something they needed to know. Do you know what they said? They said I had mental issues. That don’t I see “those therapists” & they put ideas in your head & made you think things that aren’t true. I literally just stared at them like wtf did you just say? I’M crazy?? That was like the dumbest thing I’ve heard from an adult I think ever. And I told them, for the record, I’ve actually never spoken to a therapist about what I just told you. Well then it turned into I’m a liar and blah blah. Different story.
So for that person is why I have titled this blog Mental Health Professionals are evil magicians. Because that is what they and unfortunately a lot of people think. That they put ideas in our head. Ideas that weren’t there. They have magic powers to do that. And of course its never for the good, always for the bad. Hence, evil magicians.
I will leave you with this, if you have a problem, go to someone & talk to them. Don’t try to deal with it yourself. At least not for too long anyway. If you can’t go to someone close to you, call an MHP. They will help. They won’t judge & they won’t laugh & they won’t think bad of you. They are there to help you with whatever this issue is or whatever it is that is still haunting you from your past. Just get help.
I wish you all Peace…