Laughing can be a great way to relieve anxiety. Even if the punchline is about, well, one of the ways you deal with anxiety.
Therapy is a common tool for managing mental health issues and even problems causing acute stress. But the process is far from easy. Therapy isn’t something you just breeze through; it takes hard work, vulnerability and commitment in order to see results. That can get a little uncomfortable, to say the least.
To celebrate the joys and pains of therapy, we rounded up a few funny (and perhaps a little hyperbolic) tweets about going through the process of understanding yourself with a professional. Take a look (and proceed to chuckle) at them below:
All jokes aside, it’s vital to point out the process is a powerful tool when it comes to mental health problems. Not only does seeing a therapist give you a judgment-free outlet to share what’s going on with you, a professional can also provide strategies to help you manage any mental health issues. Research even shows that talking to a therapist can positively rewire your brain, which can lead to long-term improvements in people’s symptoms and overall recovery from mental illness.