Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Mental Health Blog Party

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In honor of today's Mental Health Blog Party hosted at the American Psychological Association here are some quotes on the benefits of psychotherapy. So, read on and let's stomp the stigma!

"I've seen psychiatrists in my time, so songwriting hasn't always worked. It's not a bad idea to have someone to talk to." ~ Musician, Sir Paul McCartney

"Counselling saved Bill and me." ~ Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton

"Talk therapy and antidepressants jump-started me out of my blackness." ~ Musician, Sheryl Crow

"Talking matters." ~ Political Journalist, George Stephanopoulos

“I believe in therapy. I think it’s an incredible tool in educating the self on the self.” ~ Actor, Jennifer Aniston

"I love being in therapy. It's just constantly fulfilling for me. " ~ Actor, Jennifer Jason Leigh

"You know, I think that going into therapy is a very positive thing, and talking about it is really helpful, because the more you talk the more your fears fade, because you get it out. " ~ Actor, Fran Drescher

"Therapy saved my life. " ~ Actor, Mickey Rourke

“I’m big on therapy." ~ Actor, Eva Mendes

"I know a lot of people think therapy is about sitting around staring at your own navel - but it's staring at your own navel with a goal. And the goal is to one day to see the world in a better way and treat your loved ones with more kindness and have more to give." ~ Actor, Hugh Laurie

"I've been in group therapy. I'm always keeping my mental health in check." ~ Actor, Halle Berry.

"I was almost 50 before I felt able to face the things that lay at the heart of my [troubles], but all the therapy I've had subsequently has been of help." ~ Musician, Joan Baez

"Go talk to a psychiatrist. And when you get the help you need, you're going to wonder why you didn't do it a long time ago." ~ NFL Football Player, Terry Bradshaw.



"My dreams are pretty vivid. I talk about them in therapy." ~ Actor, Robin Williams

“Therapy is great, therapy just works. " ~ Actor, Robert Downey, Jr.


15 comments:

Xmichra said...

Therapy was a great step for me and mu husband. We weren't seeing eye to eye. We didn't have a huge elephant in the room tacking us down. We had a thousand little mini elephants that seem to get swept under the rug, to be polite or something.

When we went to therapy, it was a last ditch effort to save a partnership that had lost it's path. i am, and will always be, eternially grateful that we went to therapy. I know it helped us talk. I know it helped keep us together.

STAG said...

Hugh Laurie said that? What a leap from his TV character!

Wanda's Wings said...

I don't think I would be alive today if it weren't for therapy.

Dr. Deb said...

Xmichra,
Therapy can be a source of help for couples. So glad you found it meaningful.

Stag,
Yup. He said that. I thought it was rather funny - but then again, he has a comedic edge.

Wanda,
Therapy saved my life too.{{{hugs}}}

Gunz Mongleman said...

Therapy got me thru some tough times and provided some good advice when my wife and I were foster parents. It's helped with our marriage. It's opened up some places to see myself as not so wierd. On the flip side, it's also been an indicator of what I'm not: when you talk with a therapist who doesn't know or care where you are coming from.

Rose said...

Theraphy is good for those who need it. It is a shame that so many reject this kind of treatment. Talking soothes the soul and when you really feel free to discuss your inner being, it can be really healing.

east village idiot said...

Thanks for this post. It means so much for public figures to support mental health care.

awkwardpreteen said...

Well I'm certainly a fan. It helps me see around corners I previously couldn't.

Jamie said...

It's great when there are positive quotes like that from celebrities, it helps break the stigma associated with mental health.

I like Hugh Laurie's quote. He's been pretty open about his depression in the past and I hope his show will shed a positive light on mental illness next season.

Jamie
fightingthedarkness.blogspot.com

jumpinginpuddles said...

as long as therapy doesnt becoem an obsession or an avoidance

Dr. Deb said...

Gunz,
It's never a good sign if a therapist doesn't care where you're coming from. As in all jobs, there are good therapists and bad ones.
Rose,
You're right. There is still much stigma regarding seeking help.

EVI,
Couldn't have said it better.

Awkward,
I love those moments when a therapist helps you find those blind spots.

Jamie,
I think it's great when celebs bring struggles to life. It is a great equalizer for us all.

JIP,
YEs, you make an importnat point.

Barbara said...

I am all for therapy, its helped me in the past but unfortunately I need it more than ever and can't afford it!

Felix Albutra Jr. said...

Therapy really works. By the way, do you have a little therapy tips for bloggers?

Is yoga is a type of mental therapy?


- Felix Albutra

Ami said...

Old post... but wanted to ask how one actually finds a therapist?

I mean, we can't just walk in off the street and get assistance, right?

mental health counseling said...

Nice article!! AS a Therapist I want to tell that therapy is good for those who need it.