When I was "outted" as an AB (came out the closet at the same time), I had a hard time dealing with my emotions. Thinking I was going to have a nervous break down of some sort, my aunt suggested I should meet with a therapist. I looked at her like she lost her mind because at the ignorant age of 21, "stereotypically" I thought you consulted one only if you had deep mental issues and I didn't see it that way. Needless to say, because of my take on the issue, I never did and I'd like to think that I came out of it fine without the help. That is not to say what I did was right or wrong, furthermore that it wouldn't help anyone if they chose to. My question is, to anyone who actually had the courage to seek help, did it help, how was it beneficial to your life or was it a waste of your time?