Do the Brits? Vox has a point here:
This is why therapy is reliably doomed to failure:
Confessions of a depressed psychologist: I’m in a darker place than my patients.
I am sitting opposite my sixth patient of the day. She is describing a terrible incident in her childhood when she was abused, sexually and physically, by both of her parents. I am nodding, listening and hoping I appear as if I appear normal. Inside, however, I feel anything but.
My head is thick – as if I’m thinking through porridge. I find myself tuning out and switching to autopilot.
And his comment:
Would you go to a plumber whose toilet is overflowing? Would you hire a computer programmer who didn’t know how to use a computer? Then why would you ever talk to one of these nutjobs in order to fix whatever mental issues you might be having? In addition to the 46 percent of psychologists who the NHS reports as being depressed, “out of 800 psychologists sampled, 29 per cent reported suicidal ideation and 4 per cent reported attempting suicide.”
That’s all well and not fine but the question I ask is why this is a such a huge American phenomenon – at least they talk about it more, put it in film etc. – America’s been called a nation of neurotics before.
And if that’s so, then what are we? Timid fieldmice? One would think so, the sort of c*** we put up with from our “leaders”, the shoddy service in shops etc. That’s why we’re an easy touch for
invaders migrants refugees.
Have a happy Valentines with your loved ones, OoL readers.