9 People On How They Manage When They Can't Go To Therapy

photographed by Megan Madden.
In an ideal world, everyone who needed it or wanted it would be able to afford and have access to a great therapist. But, as good as therapy can be (for anyone, not only people who suffer from mental health issues), it's not always possible for everyone. For one thing, it can be expensive, even if your insurance covers it (and not all insurance plans do). And, even if you can afford it, it can still be hard to find a therapist you're comfortable sharing all your thoughts and feelings with — and that can be especially true if you're a minority.
If, for any reason, you can't go to therapy, you still deserve ways manage when you're struggling with your mental health. While there's absolutely no substitute for a therapist, we all have to get through somehow. Ahead, nine people discuss how they cope when therapy just isn't an option.
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