The inside Scoop
As an Indigo Empath I felt it was fitting that I study to become a mental health professional. I wanted to help people. My second year at college, I was sitting in my Abnormal Psych class and the professor asked a poignant question.
She said," How many of you are here to help other people?"
Only 5 hands went up in a class of about 25.
Then she asked, " How many of you are here because it is cheaper than therapy?"
Nearly every hand but 3 went up.
This was , of course, my own personal experience. I'm not trying to diminish the many therapists and psychiatrist that do an excellent job of compassionately serving mankind.
I just want to point out that the therapist diagnosing you may have fallen in to the job as a result of trying to self treat in college.
Another fascinating fact I picked up in college was a study done on the success rate of recovering from mental illness. Troubled people who talked it out with the help of friends and family recovered 80% of the time, while patients in the care of a professional recovered less than 15% of the time.
Hear me out on this one folks. Whenever you are in crisis, you owe it to yourself to reach out for help any way you can. There are lots of options out there, naturopaths, clergy, family, friends, clinics, doctors, shaman, and spirit guides. I feel there is no shame in trying to find answers and getting second or third opinions. You are a unique treasure and wroth the effort to find wholeness and happiness.