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What I’ve learned from 16 years of therapy: ‘There’s no shame in seeking help’ – Yahoo India News

Writer Melissa Blake says seeing a therapist has been “empowering.”

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Melissa Blake started receiving therapy following her dad’s death by suicide. (Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Blake)
Its 2004 and Im sitting in the waiting room of my universitys counseling center. My mind begins to race as I think about my first appointment; I dont know what to expect, but Im sure of one thing: I may be nervous, but I know I need to talk to someone about my grief.
Just one year earlier, my father died from suicide following a four-month battle with aggressive sinus cancer. His death…

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