As a psychotherapist I see many different people come through my door and for some, the feeling of embarrassment and shame are very prominent. “Am I mental”, “I feel like a nutter” are just some of the phrases I hear on the phone and in session. It’s easy to to a GP to seek help and maybe take medication, as everyone goes to the GP for a variety of reasons. We need to work towards lifting these stigmas around mental health and encouraging more people to seek help rather than just medication from their GP’s.
After all, we are all affected in some way.