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.