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Is there something people (with or with experience with depression) don’t understand? It’s sort of like everything I post here gets the superficial answer. We all know what that is:
“Go see a counselor. Go talk to a doctor. “
Don’t people understand that it’s essentially taboo in certain communities to go to a counselor? Don’t people understand that if a doctor knows, prescribes you medicine, your whole family knows?
(And yes, there are families out there who laugh at the idea of mental health. Let alone want it on their med records.)
Don’t people understand that certain people are held to such a high standard, that certain people are role models who have to be perfect and strong individuals who don’t have mental illnesses?
Why is it that even though I explain in a discussion board that I do not want to confide in another person, people still suggest counseling or visiting a doctor?
Why is it that everyone suggests seeking help from a trusted individual, counselor, general practitioner?
What if people are extremely private? I don’t get it.
Call me ignorant all you want. But the last time I checked I wasn’t exactly in the position to confide in anyone, take a year off school to focus on mental health or take prescription medicine from a gp. And I’ve heard plenty of instances where counseling never helped.
What do you do to help those sorts of people? Nothing?
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