So, as part of my return to full time college life this semester I'm going to see a therapist (P.H.D. been practicing for 10 years) weekly to help me deal with the crazy depression I've been working through since senior year of high school. I've been to therapy before, but it was limited run because I went into it considering suicide, and came out of it not considering suicide. But the issue here is who do I tell? My parents know I'm going, as do my little brothers, but I'm not sure if I should tell my friends or romantic interest. Now, as much as possible I try and surround myself with people who don't stigmatize people with mental health issues, and who don't stigmatize seeking help for a diagnosed mental health issue, but the topic still seems... Forbidden somehow. How is your opinion of someone altered if they tell you they are seeing a therapist?
I would just like to say that this community has more empathy than a room full of Buddhas. I appreciate the perspective guys.