Getting Your Mind Right: Why We All Need Therapy

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20 Responses

  1. Nia Simone says:

    Therapy is dope. It’s lovely to have someone who’s outside of the situation to talk to. I never really felt judged or anything, nobody’s elses opinion really matters when it comes to you and your own mental health. Just have to do what’s right for you. But I’d recommend it to everyone.

  2. Haneef says:

    You made very good points. I suffer with multiple mental disorders so I don’t really have a choice not to see a professional. But I think it’s definitely a good idea for people that don’t exactly have a disorder and just may need the guidance.

    • Tiffany Rae'Shan says:

      I am so glad that you are seeking help. Thank you for your perspective and insight!

  3. I love this post! I completely share your point of view. I started seeing a therapist years ago while I was in college and like you said it was just about being mentally healthy. We need to raise awareness as much as posssible. Thanks for sharing!

    • Tiffany Rae'Shan says:

      So glad you found the benefit in seeing a therapist. You’re right the awareness within our communities is key! Thanks for reading!

  4. Tisha says:

    I wanted to pick a line that stuck out the most but that would be the whole post!!!! Being mentally healthy and not just seeking a ‘cure’ when mentally ill so something people don’t seem to consider bc they don’t even treat their physical health this way. And yes I agree, Christians are allowed to get help too! Love it- definitely sharing 💙

    • Tiffany Rae'Shan says:

      You’re so right, all around we have to take better care of ourselves. Thanks for the love!

    • Tiffany Rae'Shan says:

      So true! All around we just have to take better care of ourselves. Thanks for the love!

  5. Patrice says:

    AMEN to “it works for Christians too”. We have got to stop with preaching that Christians are supposed to have sound minds 24/7, on their own, just by prayer. There’s soo much more that goes into it. And yes! There are Christian therapists. They’d like to have jobs and keep them lol. If it’s more comfortable. Use them. And just the touch and agree you can have with someone about your daily walk as a Christian could be amazing. I totally support this point you made.

    • Tiffany Rae'Shan says:

      So many great points here! We have to do better at merging the two. Thanks so much for reading!

  6. Myisha says:

    I agree. Going to therapy helped me realize things about myself, why react the way I do and do the things I do. It helped me better understand me. It was/is a very freeing experience to talk to someone who can help me through challenges.

  7. Adrienne says:

    This makes me smile. Mental health is just as important as physical. I love that you normalize seeing a therapist something that is normally laughed at especially in the black community. Talking about is the first step to change.

    • Tiffany Rae'Shan says:

      Yes we definitely need to embrace our mental health more within the black community. Thanks for reading!

  8. Casey says:

    It’s too bad that counseling is such a stigma in our community. Mental illness is real and needs to be a priority in our community and within our families.

  9. Dennis says:

    Tiffany.

    Thank you for writing this. This message needs to be normalized throughout our community. Sometimes we wait until it is too late and stress induced by systemic conditions or another biological mental illness becomes irreversible. I’ll do my part by sharing this post.

  10. Tasheena says:

    I support therapy and counseling 100%! When I tell my friends or family that I’ve been to counseling, they’re shocked or ask why I didn’t come talk to them. I think the power of speaking to someone unbiased and getting professional advice is incomparable.

  11. sunnylifeup says:

    I agree that Christian faith and therapy are not mutually exclusive. Very important point! Especially in the Black and Brown communities