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People share the most useful thing they've learned in therapy to help those who can't afford it

People share the most useful thing they've learned in therapy to help those who can't afford it

One Twitter user decided to open up a discussion about the benefits of therapy, urging their followers to share some insight that all of us could gain from.

When the weight of the world gets too much to handle it is best to talk to someone about it. While talking to friends and family may help, it would be best to reach out to a professional who can help you navigate the emotions you are feeling. Unfortunately, there is a lot of stigma and misinformation surrounding mental illness, and even if one overcomes that, there is a financial barrier that many cannot. As for those who can afford to go to therapy, they have been able to confirm its benefits. As per the American Psychological Association, about 75 percent of people who enter psychotherapy show some benefit.



 

"I think that a lot of people feel like if they start therapy, that means something's wrong with them and other people might look at them differently," Lori Gottlieb, a psychotherapist, advice columnist, and author of the book Maybe You Should Talk to Someone told NPR. Pahoua Yang, vice president of community mental health and wellness at the Amherst H. Wilder Foundation had this to say about going to therapy:  "I think of seeing a therapist as just getting a second opinion about what you're doing. And then you can decide from there." 



 

One Twitter user decided to open up a discussion about the benefits of therapy. Madimoiselle on Twitter urged their followers to share some of the things they learned in therapy that all of us could gain some insight from. Even though we all have different stories, some advice is universal and could be exactly the thing you were hoping to hear. The tweet received more than 12k replies and the internet gained that much more insight into mental well-being. While this is in no way a substitute for professional help, here are some of the best responses the tweet got:

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