Should I tell other people that I go to therapy?

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It’s up to you if you want to tell friends, family, or coworkers that you go to therapy. You should never feel pressure, nor should you feel shame or embarrassment. More people have been to therapy than you think — about one out of every three people. 

So oftentimes, if you open up about what you are learning in therapy, you may find that your friends or loved ones also go to therapy. With these people, you can create new connections that help support you and your mental health. 

Discussing with others about your experiences with therapy may also encourage people to go. When they learn how beneficial it has been in your life, they may be interested in learning how therapy could improve their lives. 

Mental Health Match partners with Okay to Say to help people understand and talk about mental health. Learn more about the tools available to talk openly about therapy and mental health.