In this episode, Lucy, Jamie, and Avery talk about the mental health field and the process of seeking professional support. We discuss signs of when we might need outside assistance, and we differentiate professional support from friendship. We share about the mental health landscape: types of providers, levels of care, and types of interventions found on an outpatient basis. We demystify the process of choosing and getting settled in with a therapist, and we also examine investment in and barriers to treatment. Lastly, we debunk common myths about seeking professional support.
Do try this at home:
- Think of therapy as a container to hold on to things you can’t access at the moment (like hope!).
- The more willing and open you are, the more helpful therapy will be.
- There are many paths. Be curious about what you might need and try to seek out whatever that might be.