Some psychiatrists know from personal experience what it’s like to feel vulnerable exposing thoughts and feelings regarding a mental health issue to a stranger – because they’ve been there themselves. Photo: Shutterstock Some psychiatrists know from personal experience what it’s like to feel vulnerable exposing thoughts and feelings regarding a mental health issue to a stranger – because they’ve been there themselves. Photo: Shutterstock
Some psychiatrists know from personal experience what it’s like to feel vulnerable exposing thoughts and feelings regarding a mental health issue to a stranger – because they’ve been there themselves. Photo: Shutterstock

World Mental Health Day 2020: How therapists with their own psychiatric disorders see things from both sides of the table

  • Depression, schizophrenia, suicidal thoughts – psychiatrists don’t just treat them, but can suffer from them too, giving them unique insight into their patients
  • By coming forwards with their own issues, they help to chip away at the stigma surrounding mental illness

Topic |   Wellness
Some psychiatrists know from personal experience what it’s like to feel vulnerable exposing thoughts and feelings regarding a mental health issue to a stranger – because they’ve been there themselves. Photo: Shutterstock Some psychiatrists know from personal experience what it’s like to feel vulnerable exposing thoughts and feelings regarding a mental health issue to a stranger – because they’ve been there themselves. Photo: Shutterstock
Some psychiatrists know from personal experience what it’s like to feel vulnerable exposing thoughts and feelings regarding a mental health issue to a stranger – because they’ve been there themselves. Photo: Shutterstock
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