Comic: How I Felt Going For Therapy For The First Time
Would you believe that I convinced myself to go for therapy because of a meme? Yes. It was an image I saw on my phone, that pushed me to take the ‘final’ step – to ask for a phone number. It took me two weeks to make the call and set up an appointment.
In talking to peers about the idea, two perceptions popped up prominently:
1. You have to be crazy to seek help for your brain.
2. It is an ‘in’ thing to be in therapy these days.
In searching for a middle ground, and wondering which category my friends would put me in, I went for my first session.
Does therapy help? Will it help you solve your issues? Should you be worried about what people think? These are not questions this comic intends to answer.
But if you have considered asking for help - go ahead and take that step. After all, these are also ‘images’ you’re seeing on your phone.
Story and Text: Abhipsha Mahapatro
Illustrations: Erum Gour