I will find a way or make one. –Phillip Sidney 1554-1586
All that I am and all that I shall ever be, I owe to my Angel Mother.
The Bucket List- Have you found joy in your life? Has your life brought joy to others?
Make sure your suffering has meaning…
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 6/4/2009 8:51:47 PM (GMT-6)
Hey Monte, don't leave us. You are of course welcome here. I just must have misinterpreted what you wrote. Happens all the time on the internet. We can't hear the voices. I thought you were saying that people only go to therapy if there is something mentally wrong with them. I was just explaining that this is not the case because there was nothing mentally wrong with me but I found it beneficially to go to counseling. Some of my relatives are much older and see anything that could potentially be related to mental illness as shameful. Even counseling, which many people without mental illness engage in. I read a study once that less than 10% of people that seek counseling have an actual on-going DSM IV diagnosis. Many go for situational counseling (grief, trauma, marital counseling, etc.)
Sorry if I came off harsh, I just wanted to make sure you were fully aware of its benefits and that there was NO NEGATIVITY in your posts prompting the suggestion. Rather, it was suggested because it is good for anyone dealing with chronic illness in the family. Hope you stick around!