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a podcast at the intersection of Christianity & mental health.

CXMH

29 - Why Don't People Get Treatment? (& How Can We Help?) (feat. Dr. David Susman)

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This one's got it all! I talk with Dr. David Susman, a clinical psychologist, blogger, and award-winning mental health advocate, and he has a lot to offer! Based on Dr. Susman's most popular posts, we talk about the most common reasons people don't get mental health treatment: things like stigma, financial costs, availability of mental health professionals, and more. We also talk about practical ways to help remove those barriers.

Things we mention in the episode:
-8 Reasons People Don't Get Treatment for Mental Illness
-Overcoming the 8 Reasons People Don't Get Treatment for Mental Illness
-How To Find a Good Psychotherapist
-Psychotherapy Works!
-The American Counseling Association (ACA)'s 'Take Action' page, where you can find ways to help advocate for mental health.
- Get involved with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), including advocacy.
- the American Psychological Association (APA)'s page for advocacy.
-the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)'s

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Quotes:
"Between 30 and 80 percent of the people who have mental health issues never receive treatment." (tweet)
"I think there's great benefit [to therapy] even if you're not at the level where things are really falling apart." (tweet)
"Everybody's gonna need help sometimes. Nobody's perfect. We all struggle, we all have challenges. It's ok to get some counseling. It's ok to get some professional assistance." (tweet)
"There's overwhelming evidence that psychotherapy works." (tweet)
"Long story short: mental health treatment absolutely works." (tweet)

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Intro/Outro music for this episode is Fall Down by Rivers & Robots.