Going to a therapist is no laughing matter - it's a valuable tool in the fight against a host of psychological issues, and can really be the difference between life and death for many people.

But, of course, self-deprecation is also a valuable tool - one that diffuses tension and takes the seriousness out of our situation. And where would we be if we constantly had to face up to every difficulty that came along?

So we play this game as a kind of self-defense; laughing at ourselves and our neurosis, mocking our insecurities and hiding behind a shield of memes, GIFs and ironically 'relatable' stuff on the internet. Is this healthy? Probably not. But it does delay the reckoning for a little bit longer, and we get to get have a laugh along the way!

These dark-but-funny tweets represent that; the self-awareness that comes with knowing that one is a little bit broken, but are not quite ready to face up to it yet. Scroll down below to check them out for yourself, and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Ale_Vidal23 3 months ago

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Nearly half of American households have had someone seek mental health treatment, but many still perceived cost and lack of insurance coverage as barriers to seeking help, according to a survey by APA's Practice Directorate. The poll shows that stigma about seeking mental health treatment is increasingly less of an obstacle to getting treatment.

91 percent of people also said they would likely consult or recommend a mental health professional if they or a family member were experiencing a problem.

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

make lemonade

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MsM 3 months ago

unbeerlievable

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Why go to see a mental health professional for therapy? According to Psychology Today, there are a variety of reasons:

Mental Disorders: People struggling with depressionanxiety, phobias, addictionPTSDADHD, etc. may seek therapy to treat the problem and/or learn healthy ways to cope. In many cases, disorders are treated medically in conjunction with therapy.

Distress: One way therapists determine the severity of an issue is to look at how much distress it causes the individual. For example, one young woman may be distressed about leaving home for college, while another is delighted. If the level of distress is prohibiting her ability to sleep, eat, study, socialize or enjoy life, therapy may be a healthy option.

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Magpie 3 months ago

We are all works in progress. wip

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

do you need me to help? lol

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Support/Coping: Loss is a common reason for people to seek therapy. Therapy can provide a safe, supportive place for people to talk about grief, adjustment to physical illness, the end of a relationship or job, abuse issues, or any change in life circumstances that cause distress. Therapists help clients learn coping skills to get them through these times.

Communication: Many people come to therapy looking for help with their relationships. Individual, couples or family therapy can address a common source of distress: poor communication and difficulty resolving conflicts. Some therapists are highly skilled at helping people communicate their needs and feelings constructively.

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Susanna Vesna 3 months ago

Ahahaha! Cracked me up!

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Daria B 3 months ago

Theeeeeeere sheeeeeee goooooooes! There she goes agaaaaain, racing through my braaaaaain ♬♪

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Self-Exploration: Some people come to therapy to gain a deeper understanding of self. They want to know why they do what they do, why they feel what they feel and determine how much control they have over those areas. Sometimes this exploration is used to determine career, relationship and personal goals.

The good news is, it seems to work. According to the Psychology Today study: "A large majority (80%) of those with a history of either therapy or medication use report that their treatment was effective."

So don't hesitate to ask for help if you feel you need it!

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MsM 3 months ago

Dale a tu cuerpo alegría Macarena

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My O My 3 months ago

One honest therapist

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

bring some chips

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Link 3 months ago

My life motto

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My O My 3 months ago

Adds a little later: they say

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Ani Archeron 3 months ago

pictures you can hear

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Jo Bebe 3 months ago

I don't know why this made me laugh lol !!

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MsM 3 months ago

It's liable to tequila-ya

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Bored Alchemist 3 months ago

Well they're not wrong 😄

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earringnut 3 months ago

As a bisexual I can confirm that sometimes you in fact do.

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Godspeed 3 months ago

"Seh halloo to my liddle fren!"

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Natters 3 months ago

Thor: "Let's do get help!" Loki: "We're not doing get help." **door opens** Thor: "YEET!!" I'msorry I just miss Loki so much...

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Devin Sze 3 months ago

The uwu was the cherry on top

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Jjjane20 3 months ago

Why not?

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal 3 months ago

Me every single time

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Laugh Fan 3 months ago

Can hear this in Mark's (David Mitchell) voice!

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earringnut 3 months ago

Most therapists would actually say yes to this.

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Godspeed 3 months ago

Correction: Maybe I should get banged.

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Missy Barton 3 months ago

Yes! Dye your hair! Dye it purple! That's what I did! (In addition to an antidepressant).

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Luis Milian 3 months ago

yes

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TheUntrustworhyEverythingBagal 3 months ago

What I tell myself

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Natters 3 months ago

You really CAN'T spell awesome without M and E. Aw*so*e

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