What We've Learned from Therapy in 2021
It's our first episode of 2021 and we get real!
We found a statistic that says 1 in 3 millennials have mental health issues. It can be a lot of different things, anxiety, depression, ADHD, and more.
Both of us started therapy, so we wanted to speak about our experiences and give some tips that we have learned so far! We also talk about what led us to seek out help too, so make sure to listen to the episode to hear those stories.
Racquel was given the book, "How to Make Yourself Happy and Remarkably Less Disturbable" by Albert Ellis. This book has helped her so much already and actually helped with an anxiety attack. There's a line in the book where it says, "It could always be worse", which really puts things into perspective. See the book by clicking here.
Natasha's book is, "Crucial Conversations Tools for Talking when Stakes are High" by multiple authors. This book talks a bit more about being able to have conversations that will have more impact. See the book by clicking here.
There are a few apps that we have used too.
First, there's, Talk Space. This app is the most cost-effective at around $49.99 a week.
Second, there's Better Help, which is about $80 a week.
Other therapy apps are: Bright Side, and Regain.
Then there are some mindfulness apps that we've used too: Headspace, Calm, Five-Minute Journal, and I Am.
We aren't saying that these are fool-proof ways, but these are different options that could help you. It's a start!
Three tips that Racquel has learned are:
1. It can always be worse.
2. Focus on how you word things when talking to yourself
3. Don't let irrational thinking take control.
Three tips that Natasha has learned are:
1. Don't want what doesn't want you.
2. Your parents are not perfect, both parents have an equal number of flaws.
3. Approach people in a way that has more impact.
Remember, it is ok to not be ok! The first and most crucial step is realizing that you're not fine and need help, if you've hit that step, we're proud of you! Do this for you, not for anyone else.
Racquel talks a tiny bit about New Year resolutions, but we thought that would do better as a separate post, check it out here.
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