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Mental Health – Voices

“I feel that one of the greatest gifts we have as humans is the ability to communicate with each other, support each other, and be altruistic.”
Chicago, IL
I’m currently a licensed professional counselor. I love working in the field. I feel that one of the greatest gifts we have as humans is the ability to communicate with each other, support each other, and be altruistic.

For me personally, there is no greater feeling than knowing that I have done well for somebody. And to know that I have helped put somebody in a better place than they were before they met me.

There are a lot of limitations you run into if you work in this field. It can be pretty challenging from a treatment perspective as far as being able to do all that we want to do for the client.

These limitations can range from under funding, to under employment, to anything. We have a long way to go, and social media is not helping. People always have the tendency to compare themselves to others, that’s just how we behave as humans.

Decades ago when you would hear your news through the grape vine or in passing conversation. Now it’s literally on our phones; attached to us. And it’s all up in our face 24/7.

I don’t feel like we are in the dark ages when it comes to the conversation of mental health. I feel that people are more forth coming then they have been.

I mean we still have a long, long way to go. There is still a stigma and there are still so many people who are in the dark. By dark, I mean they themselves have their own issues and would like them addressed or can’t find the basic resources or courage to do that for many reasons.

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