Therapy can be an amazing thing, we are DEFINITELY in the camp that more people should be trying it. You aren't just limited to just one type of therapist anymore. It could be spiritual or clinical, that's up to you!
One of the biggest supporters of it, we're finding out, is that hunky hunk of hunk from Mad Men, Jon Hamm!
We love Jon Hamm, and when he speaks, we tend to listen.
Here's what he had to say about the therapy he took part in after the death of his Father, which happened 10 years after his Mom died:
“I had no concept of what going to see shrink meant. I’m a 20-year-old idiot, in the Midwest. This is not Woody Allen in New York. We don’t sit around and talk about our feelings. We certainly don’t sit around and compare shrinks. But I went to the lady. Sat down and talked to the lady. I gotta say, it helps. Talking to anybody helps.
“Talking to your friends helps. But your friends are your friends. They’ll tell you what you want to hear. The shrink doesn’t sugarcoat it: ‘Hey, you’re f**ked up. Do this, this and this. Don’t do this anymore.’ It’s a wonderful third-person perspective that you get from an analyst. It’s invaluable, I think.
“I was bummed out and when you’re bummed out it’s hard to do other stuff, like even wake up in the morning. It’s something that causes you to struggle in the world.”
If Jon F***ing Hamm can find and feel the value of therapy, anybody can. He's always been a rather candid and normal guy, so we know that when he says something, he's totally not BSing us!
And we agree with what he says: therapy IS helpful, it's just up to you to find what kind fits you the best!
Help is help, do not be ashamed of it!
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