Breaking the Stigma of Therapy

Hey everyone!

I wanted to share an article from CNA about seeking help and its misconceptions.

In a fast-paced society like Singapore, mental health struggles are prevalent. The National Population Health Survey 2022 highlights a concerning rise in poor mental health, particularly among those aged 18 to 29. The impact of the pandemic and societal pressures contributes to increased stress and anxiety.

Hence, it’s important for us to encourage people to seek help - this is where therapy is important. Therapy isn’t just paid venting; it’s a collaborative journey towards hope and reduced suffering. :handshake:

If you’re hesitant, consider these common misconceptions:

  1. It’s Just Talking: Therapy involves active collaboration, not passive listening. How has therapy positively impacted your life, breaking the myth of mere venting?

  2. Cost and Stigma: Stigma and cost can deter seeking help. How can we collectively challenge these barriers and encourage more open discussions on mental health?

Let’s unravel the myths and foster a supportive environment for mental well-being! :green_heart: