If you clicked on the title of this blog post, it probably means that you are deciding whether you should give therapy a try, or you have a friend or family member who has been struggling and you want to know if therapy could help them. And, for this moment, rather than trying to "sell" the benefits of therapy to you, I am going to recommend that you to read an article entitled, "Everyone Is Going Through Something," which was written by Kevin Love (of the Cleveland Cavaliers) (link below). In this article, he openly discusses his recent struggles (a panic attack hit him out of the blue). He explores how isolating and confusing it was to feel like he was in crisis and unsure where to turn. As a man and a professional athlete, he constantly felt pressured to "be strong" and "figure it out" without letting anyone know that he was struggling. Once he overcame the stigma of asking for help, he experienced a palpable relief because he had decided to enter therapy. He was surprised that therapy gave him an opportunity to talk about anything (not just basketball), and he has been able to discover parts of himself that he hadn't realized were affecting his daily life. He admits that, since he is still new to therapy, he doesn't want to push therapy onto everyone, but, he hopes that, if more people understand that Everyone is Going Through Something, they can be more compassionate to others and consider giving therapy a try. I hope you enjoy his story, in his words. https://www.theplayerstribune.com/en-us/articles/kevin-love-everyone-is-going-through-something
"I want to be able to take a breath and think things through."
"I haven't been able to talk about this with anyone before."
"I am glad I could vent to someone who isn't going to laugh at me or think that I am weird."
No judgment. Really.