Episode 17: What Everyone Gets Wrong About Mental Health (ft. Lori Gottlieb)

February 14, 2024

About the Episode

Could it be that today’s increased awareness about emotions, and our obsession with mental health issues, are actually causing *more* mental health issues? More people are doing therapy, but are those people potentially doing it wrong?

Therapist, counselor, and author Lori Gottlieb says that a lot of our culture’s approach to mental health is wrong.

In today’s podcast, we discuss what it takes to do therapy effectively. We discuss the prevalence of mental health content online and why that may be a bad thing. We talk about how people’s misunderstandings of vulnerability and boundaries can backfire. And we get into the effect social media might be having on this.


Lori Gottlieb Quotes From the Episode

Therapy is like a dress rehearsal. It’s a place to try on different ways of being that you don’t have a lot of practice with. And once you feel comfortable doing it there, you can do it outside.
The process of discovery in therapy is about who you *really are.* It’s unknowing all the faulty narratives you’re walking around with, and finding out what is true.
You can’t change another person, but you can influence them by doing something different.
Before diagnosing someone with depression, make sure they aren’t surrounded by assholes.

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