I was always taught that mental illness is just one of those things, that it can be treated.
But I think I’ve started to see a trend where people are saying, ‘I know I’m not going to treat it, but it’s okay to talk about it.’
So, I’ve been listening and I’m realizing, ‘Hey, I could be the person that’s going to make sure that people feel good about it, so they’re willing to take time to actually go and take a look at it.’
“The goal is to get a “whole person” involved in the conversation, said Dott.
“And I think that there’s a lot to be said for not focusing on one specific part of it and just focusing on the whole person. “
I think that’s one of the challenges that we’re all in,” said Dotts therapist, Dr. Jennifer Gee, who also works with people with mental health issues.
When it comes to talking about mental illness, Gee said the more the better.””
If you’re not going through this, then I don’t think you can really know what it is that you’re going through.”
When it comes to talking about mental illness, Gee said the more the better.
“The more you are able to talk and share, the more you will understand the depth of what it feels like to be suffering from mental illness,” she said.
“It’s a complex disease.
I mean, you can feel it, you may not know it, and you may never really know why it hurts.”
Gee’s experience of her own depression helped her to see how her thoughts and feelings affected her family.
When she was depressed and suicidal, she would try to get rid of it with medication and help from family.
But she was still not happy, she said, and didn’t get better.
And, she was worried about her future.
“That’s when my therapist, who I think was a very strong advocate, said, ‘You know, if we just get to the point where you’re in this, and it’s like you’re really, really depressed, and really suicidal, then you know, we’re gonna get better.’
And that’s what happened.”
“When we have people talk about their mental health, they’re not saying, I’m in therapy, I have a mental health problem, I need to go to therapy.
They’re talking about, ‘How do I have the courage to be brave enough to speak up, to be honest and open with me and say what’s really going on in my head?
How can I make myself more comfortable?'” she said about her own experience.
“I think there’s this idea of, well, if you’re being bullied, you have a problem, you’re a bad person, so you’re gonna just shut up.
But we’re really talking about a whole person and a whole individual.”
For Gee and other therapists, talking about it is a challenge, but is also a privilege.
“People are not going anywhere if they don’t talk about this,” said Gee.
I think we have to start with the fact that we are all in this together, said Dr. James B. Krieger, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. “
So we really need to start to make a really good effort to make this the part of the process where people feel comfortable, that they’re able to speak about it and feel comfortable.”
I think we have to start with the fact that we are all in this together, said Dr. James B. Krieger, an associate professor of psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
“We all have a part to play in creating this space for people who are struggling with mental illness.”
It’s an opportunity for everyone to be part of something that is going on, said Kriegers associate professor and psychiatrist.
He explained that, “I believe in the power of community.
We are all on this planet together, and this is a community of people that we all have in common, and if we can help each other understand and be open about the things that we can learn from each other, then we can all help each others and ourselves better.”
“I just think that it’s really important that people are aware that we have a community here, and”
I just think that it’s really important that people are aware that we have a community here, and