Why are people hesitant to seek help?
Dr. Jackson noted that there are still, unfortunately, many stigmas surrounding seeking help for mental health issues. “In fact, many view mental health as something that is separate from other forms of health (physical, spiritual, social, etc.) but mental health is a part of overall health, not separate.” Dr. Jackson also brought up one group (or several large subgroups) who may particularly struggle to embrace mental health treatment. “Some people of faith feel therapy and God are separate but you can have God and a therapist too. The two can and do co-exist…Mental health practitioners have been working tirelessly to break down the walls of stigma for years.”