Talking helps! Often, we have felt a huge sense of relief after confiding in a close friend or family member about our struggles. We feel safe to express our emotions openly. We feel heard and understood. We also find ourselves being open to listening, accepting and negotiating a way forward based on these interactions.
Having often experienced this cathartic process when it comes to seeking professional expertise for similar support, we hold back. Why?
The article was first published in The Daily Guardian on 15 March 2021