Who’s your favorite celebrity? We all have a love affair with at least one celebrity and admire them from afar watching as they grace the red carpet in designer gowns or suits. With their adoring fans, huge bank accounts, multi-million dollar homes with top of the line automobiles in the garage, what could possibly go wrong in their world?
What the public sees is a very carefully crafted image designed to further their career. Once they get home behind locked gates, kick their shoes off, they re-join our normal world. Although hard to imagine celebrities, many have very similar problems as us mere mortals. All the wealth and fame can’t overcome some of their problems so they turn to therapy.
Many celebrities have been outspoken about how therapy has helped them through difficult patches. The outspoken ones are only the tip of the iceberg.
Prince Harry who lives permanently in a fishbowl has talked publicly about the effects his mother, Princess Diana's death had on him. The entire world media covered her tragic death from every possible angle. Journalists were on high alert for every frown or tear produced by Prince Harry and Prince William. The boys had nowhere to turn without some sort of camera or microphone in their faces.
Prince Harry spent 20 years refusing to think about her death convinced "why would that help?" Prince Harry finally reached a point where "burying his head in the sand" didn't work and reached out to therapy and talk about his pain.
Eventually Prince Harry teamed up with Prince William and Duchess Kate to launch the Heads Together Foundation, which focuses on providing education and resources to help remove the stigma associated with seeking treatment for mental illness.
Jon Hamm who gained success late in his career by “owning” the role of dapper Don Draper in the TV series Mad Men. Hamm was 10 years old when his mother died, suddenly, of stomach cancer and 10 years later, after his father died he struggled with chronic depression.
In an interview with The Guardian Jon Hamm states, "I did do therapy and antidepressants for a brief period, which helped me. Which is what therapy does: it gives you another perspective when you are so lost in your own spiral. It helps.”
You don’t have to be Royalty or a celebrity to benefit from the effects of Medical Family Therapy. If you feel therapy can help but don’t know where to start we offer a FREE 20 minute chat directly with Sandi Neiman. During the chat Sandi will answer any questions you have concerning Medical Family Therapy.