MY FRIEND SAID THAT IF YOU ARE IN THERAPY THERE MUST BE SOMETHING WRONG WITH YOU – IS THIS TRUE?

ABSOLUTELY NOT. Psychological therapy is for a wide range of individuals, and those who attend private practice are often high functioning individuals who wish to better their lives and learn more about themselves. Think about this:
– One in four Australians reported moderate to severe levels of distress this year. The highest levels of stress and distress were reported by young Australians (18-25 and 26-35 year age group). Older Australians, aged 66 and above, continued to report significantly lower levels of stress and distress – Australian Psychological Society
– One in five Australians will experience a mental illness or serious mood disorder during their lives. Every one of us is affected by the cost: emotionally, socially and financially – Mental Health Victoria
– Depression and anxiety are the most prevalent mental disorders experienced by Australians. Depression alone is predicted to be one of the world’s largest health problems by 2020 – Mental Health Australia
Am I Normal? written on a blackboard