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Have you ever gone to therapy? For grieving? For depression? Stress? Did you find it helpful? There's a heavy stigma against doing so. A lot of people are reluctant to tell close friends and family because of it--especially parents.

So how about it, if you were a parent would you put down people that go to therapy in front of your children? If they approached you, would you mention they seem perfectly fine or tell them to toughen up?

Have you even been the child in such a position?



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I happen to like seeing a therapist.
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does family theraphy count?
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LubbockNR wrote:

does family theraphy count?


Sure does.
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I've had three types of therapy in the past.

Personally, I haven't found it helpful and it's been ongoing for the past 6 years. However, to me that doesn't mean that therapy itself is useless because everyone copes differently and I may have just not found the right type for me yet.

I would not put down people who go to therapy in front of my children. I would bring my children up knowledgeable on the brain, how it works differently for some people and that it's absolutely fine to speak up and ask for help if you're struggling. To me, being strong isn't sucking it up and dealing with it on your own; it's having the courage to admit that you can't do it on your own.
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LubbockNR wrote:

does family theraphy count?


Sure does.


then yeah.. but mostly for my sisters
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Nope, never have
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Yep, for about 6 years now.
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PrinceJudar wrote:

Have you ever gone to therapy? For grieving? For depression? Stress? Did you find it helpful? There's a heavy stigma against doing so. A lot of people are reluctant to tell close friends and family because of it--especially parents.

So how about it, if you were a parent would you put down people that go to therapy in front of your children? If they approached you, would you mention they seem perfectly fine or tell them to toughen up?

Have you even been the child in such a position?


Yes. No.
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46 / F / Reston, VA, USA
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I went to marriage counseling with my ex husband.
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No. I have not been therapy. Would I put somebody down who does go to therapy? Never, because that person is seeking help that they need to make their lives better.
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I've been seeing the same therapist since I was 10, so that makes it almost 14 years now.

Since she basically watched me grow up, we have a great relationship and I enjoy going to see her.
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I had to go to a therapy/psychiatry thing once for bulk of my second semester sophomore year and the summer following, due to a stupid text I sent...it was not helpful in the slightest, as I have no problems that need therapy, so I spent the majority of the time talking about politics and philosophy...

So yes, I have gone to therapy, but no, it was not helpful...or it was, if you consider time spent discussing the meaning of the universe as beneficial.

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Never been to one.
I don't want one.
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my father believes therapy is a waste of money, didn't stop my mom from taking me to therapy since i was 7 years old for multiple reasons. anger issues, home issues, loss, etc. i changed therapists a lot, then at about 9 i settled with a therapist & psychiatrist, psychiatrist finally put a label on the problem shortly after, which was post-traumatic stress disorder & asperger's syndrome, and a whole lot of issues stemming from those two things. therapy has helped me immensely though i still go weekly. it has helped me figure out a lot of things about myself and my current therapist is the best one i've had by far. aside from my dad and his side of the family (i don't talk to any of them), i've never really been ashamed to tell someone i go to therapy, it's just such a normalized part of my life that i never really saw the big deal, so i guess i'm lucky.
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