You do what you can to help someone. That's the job of many therapists, hoping to held lead their patient down the path of self-help and rehabilitation. No matter what difficulties arise, you stay the course with them, helping them find the answers and solutions they need.

Sometimes, however, that path gets cut short when the therapist realizes their patient is beyond help.

*The following article contains discussion of suicide/self-harm.

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Therapy Patients Divulge The Red Flags For Bad Therapists
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I have a good therapist—she's great. She listens to me, she is kind, attentive.

We even laugh and she occasionally shares tidbits about her life. She's awesome and I am thankful that she has helped me work out a lot of issues I had with my mental health.

I have had a couple of bad therapists in the past, though, so finding my current therapist was like finding a diamond in the rough.

The difference in how we approach our sessions compared to how other therapists approached our sessions is like night and day. For one thing, she doesn't talk over me or belittle me.

Yeah.. I've been there. It's not fun.

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People Confess The Best Thing They Ever Learned From Their Therapist
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Self-care has become a relatively hot topic of discussion within the last several years. Being open, and honest, about what you're going through mentally and the types of help you're receiving is important, as it can help others feel more comfortable with searching for any kind of help they might need.

With so many therapists, and so many disccusision points, it's great we can share the biggest takeaways we've learned from our sessions online.

One of the few good things the internet is for.

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People Divulge The Best Mental Health Advice They've Ever Received
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When we're in the throes of a mental health crisis, or even just a very rough day, it's hard to zoom out. In that mental space, every negative thought is convincing, even alluring to cling to.

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People Divulge The Most Annoying Thing They've Ever Heard From A Therapist
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We go to a therapist with clear expectations. We want to be listened to, we want to be supported unconditionally, and we hope to be guided toward a clearer understanding of ourselves and the internal states that drive us.

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