Is it normal for mental health professionals to think like this?
The mental health professionals around here thinks that if are capable of communicating your issues and getting in touch with them about needing help you aren't sick enough. But by that logic no one is sick enough then and they wouldn't have a job if people who needed help weren't capable of asking for it. Plus they have no idea how much time or energy it took to get to that point. They dont know if whom they're talking to might've needed help for years but not had the bravery to take the step to ask for help. For me it's because my mom supports me a lot, she makes me e-mail my therapist about things I need clarified etc that has to do with mental healthcare-related things. She sits with me and tells me how to formulate things the best way even. I dont have the energy or motivation to think of e-mailing different authority figures and ask stuff. During a meeting though of course I can mask really well after years of training, so I appear calm and "normal". A meeting is not long though, and they dont see any of the process for me to get to it or how I feel afterwards. I also wonder if a health care professional is allowed to call you not handicapped enough and say that you won't get taken seriously when it comes to needing support, but that you also aren't normal enough.