Why won’t boomers seek the help they need?


Dear Amy: Why are so many middle-aged folks/baby boomers resistant to mental health care?

Amy Dickinson 

While millennials (like me) openly seek help for our issues, we watch our parents go in circles with the same issues — emotions, stress, social dysfunction — and insist they don’t need help.

They are often defensive and hostile to the suggestion, saying, “It wouldn’t work” even though they’ve never tried it.

For those of us who have put in some hard work on ourselves, it’s hard to watch them go through the same patterns over and over and refuse to talk to professionals.


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