Posted by seldomseen on February 21, 2009, at 8:12:03
In reply to Do the people in your life know..., posted by Recently on February 20, 2009, at 20:17:15
I'm pretty open about being in therapy. Of course my friends are pretty "progessive". In fact, the area in which I live and work is pretty progressive and I consider myself lucky.
My department chair knows I'm in therapy, but I've known her for close to 15 years. In fact, she has approached me for names of therapists in the area when she has someone in the department who is clearly acting out. I could choose to be offended by that, but - whatever helps us all get along and reduce stress.
As far as drugs, well, I work in a medical field. In my experience, outside of the surgeons, it's not that uncommon to be on psychotropic meds.
Very few of my friends are on these drugs, but, let me tell you, they need to be. Oh lord, do they need to be.