We really do hope that the stigma behind going to a therapist will disappear someday, because it's something that is extremely beneficial — and nobody should ever be embarrassed by it!
Seriously. You go to a doctor for any old thing, but when it comes to your mental health, that's when it's frowned upon?? Give us a break! That's why we're really glad to hear that Elijah Wood saw someone for the issues he was having!
We're not happy about the issues, just that he wasn't 'too proud' to seek help!
Apparently it all stemmed from not working for two years right before he turned 30:
"I've had things that I had to overcome, like everybody does. I went through a period a couple of years ago where I didn't work for two years. When I was 29 and turning 30, I went to therapy for the first time. It was amazing. It made me learn to laugh a lot at myself, but I also learned a lot of groundbreaking things. It was like mental excavation. I found it fascinating."
'IT WAS AMAZING' — see??
Even a major Hollywood actor can find the benefits in the process, and they have huge reputations to mind!
So, we hope knowing that Elijah has gone to better himself will help those out there nervous to do so, do so!
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