You’re supposed to go to the dentist at least once a year. Why not get mental health checkups too?
Throughout my training in clinical psychology, I was taught that psychotherapy is for the mentally ill. I learned how to diagnose and treat people suffering from psychotic, personality, mood, and anxiety disorders, and those who were grappling with self-injury and suicidal thoughts.
I still draw heavily on my training when faced with patients in crisis, but this past year has made me realize that this narrow view may be costly and detrimental to mental health in general.