On the podcast the last week I talked a bit about how I first started therapy. I’m oddly comfortable sharing because in college my bf’s mom talked about it no differently than she talked about anything else. I was taught it was okay so I didn’t hesitate when I thought I needed help. 

You don’t need to have a traumatic experience to justify getting help.
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You can have a normal childhood… and struggle with having healthy relationships.
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You can have parents that loved you… but not love yourself.
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Maybe you’ve never been in an abusive relationship… but tolerate shitty behavior from the people you date.
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You don’t have to be super underweight or overweight… to have an eating disorder.

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You can be religious… and cheat on someone you love.
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You can be kind to your friends and family… but say cruel things to yourself.
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There are no prizes for dealing with your problems alone.
And hurt people hurt people… So if nothing else helping yourself will help the people you love.


If you need a friend, a therapist, God, medication, a puppy… I am encouraging you to make it happen.

And I know that certain resources are not available to everyone. I was very lucky to be able to go to therapy because I had health insurance in college and just had to make the co-pay. Many places have low cost resources – Google your city & low cost mental health services to see your options.

 

 

Check out my random Therapy Thoughts & interview with the Medical Director of the Crisis Text Line podcast episode 97 here:

Run Eat Repeat Podcast Episode 97 

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