3 thoughts on “When Was The Last Time You Thought About Your Mental Health?

    1. Franco, Thank you for your gracious note. It is nice to hear from a fellow therapist who also lives with a mental illness. I’m curious whether you ever discuss your mental illness with your clients? I talk in generalities, not in specifics about what I experience and keep the focus on the client.

      Sean

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      1. Well, I do in broad strokes. I work with transitional age youth, so it’s a little tricky. For some, it becomes an open secret; a wink wink. However, I have disclosed to one mother once, but she never returned and nor did my client. There’s a lot of conclusions I guess I can draw from that. We had a shared diagnosis, and in retrospect, her negative self-perception might have been projected onto me; she was under a lot of pressure at the time and cycling pretty quickly. Maybe she thought it was a disorder without hope and extended that to me; I must be crazy. And, unfortunately, my sharing wasn’t necessarily out of empathy. Thinking back, I might have been leveraging it to get her to seek treatment. But I’ll never know. I’m still a young therapist trying to figure things out…

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