How many ways are there to get well?

You can CBT your way to wellness by combating negative thoughts, find the pain in your body by doing gestalt therapy, analyze your childhood in the psychodynamic model, find the deep root of your pain in psychoanalysis, face your fears in exposure therapy or do all of the above in eclectic therapy.

If you went into a bar and asked for a drink there are too many to choose from. That’s how it feels with therapy sometimes. There’s a modality that can help each person. But you don’t know which one works for you until you try it. There are many more kinds of therapy that aren’t named here. There are specific kinds of therapy that treat trauma, like EMDR or hypnotherapy.

To complicate things even further, some people don’t believe in therapy at all.

Therapy isn’t for everyone.

Maybe journalling is your therapy.

Perhaps acting is your cathartic release.

You could find solace in playing music. Some people write songs to release their feelings.

There’s no one way to heal from mental illness. There is no one-size-fits-all solution.

Each person has to choose their own path toward mental health. 

Living with mental illness can be draining and downright scary sometimes.

You have the right to lead a fulfilling life, despite the mental health issues you manage every day.

Your path to wellness might not look like someone else’s.

Your symptoms may not resemble mine whatsoever.

There are different paths to healing.

So what’s yours?