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13th May '17 12:48:19 AM Divra
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* Averted in ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas''. Almost every doctor you encounter in the Mojave Wasteland seems to have at least a rudimentary grasp of clinical psychology, and several quests are about helping people get therapy to get to grips with traumatic events.
10th May '17 11:20:25 AM Svartalfar
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* In ''Fanfic/NeonMetathesisEvangelion'', it is Shinji who is hit by Arael's MindRape. Afterwards, Asuka fears he might become suicidal again and tells Misato as much. This is compounded by previous issues and a previous suicide attempt. However, ''neither'' of them even considers getting a therapist involved.
7th May '17 2:09:00 PM Dark_Lord_
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* Cho Chang of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' infamy, who ends Goblet of Fire with her boyfriend dead. Her group of friends begin to dwindle until she is invited by the guy who everyone says killed her last boyfriend to join a secret "Dumbledore's Army". She brings her best friend along so that she feels safer. Said best friend, who has no reason to trust the DA's obviously paranoid and violent leader, turns them in to the appropriate authorities. Cho gets blamed for her best friend's actions, and at the end of the day is still hated by all to much of the fandom because she wanted to talk to Harry Potter, the guy she inexplicably trusts, about her dead boyfriend. The guy everyone refuses to talk about, or even acknowledge ever lived.
** Or they could have taken her to see a therapist, like most modern schools would have required after the Tournament, the DA's arrest, or any of the numerous times she's said to have left her classes crying her heart out.
5th May '17 3:37:08 PM Viira
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* Subverted by the Freelancer Program of ''RedvsBlue'', which has the Counselor as it's number 2 leader even. Only problem is that he doesn't actually care about mental health, only whether or not the Agents are at their peak in terms of combat ability. Agent Washington, implied to have spent considerable time with him after Epsilon sent him insane, is notably more efficient, less empathetic, and only recovers a semblance of normality by taking over for church as the Gulch's self-appointed straight man.

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* Subverted Played with by the Freelancer Program of ''RedvsBlue'', ''Machinima/RedVsBlue'', which has the Counselor as it's its number 2 leader even.two leader. Only problem is that he doesn't actually care about mental health, only whether or not the Agents are at their peak in terms of combat ability. Agent Washington, implied to have spent considerable time with him after Epsilon sent him insane, being driven insane by Epsilon, is afterwards notably more efficient, less empathetic, and only recovers a semblance of normality by taking over for church Church as the Gulch's self-appointed straight man.StraightMan.
30th Apr '17 2:16:35 PM Arcana4th
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* ''Videogame/NightInTheWoods'' Plays with this trope, there is indeed a therapist on Possum Springs, however, said therapist is also the only doctor in town, so he fills in roles of every medical field for the people in the town, including also orthodontist. The result is that he, while acting as a therapist for the town, is lampshaded by characters to be incompetent at it, with people who go to see him getting none of the treatment they actually need. [[spoiler:Mae was one of those people, after the Killer Incident, she was sent to therapy with him, where she talked about her problems, which were clear signs of dissociation, his only treatment to her at the time was giving her a diary, instead of any treatment with medicine she might need]].
26th Apr '17 7:55:30 AM Thom_Phan
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* Subverted by the Freelancer Program of ''RedvsBlue'', which has the Counselor as it's number 2 leader even. Only problem is that he doesn't actually care about mental health, only whether or not the Agents are at their peak in terms of combat ability. Agent Washington, implied to have spent considerable time with him after Epsilon sent him insane, is notably more efficient, less empathetic, and only recovers a semblance of normality by taking over for church as the Gulch's self-appointed straight man.
26th Apr '17 7:49:04 AM Thom_Phan
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* Cho Chang of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' infamy, who ends Goblet of Fire with her boyfriend dead. Her group of friends begin to dwindle until she is invited by the guy who everyone says killed her last boyfriend to join a secret "Dumbledore's Army". She brings her best friend along so that she feels safer. Said best friend, who has no reason to trust the DA's obviously paranoid and violent leader, turns them in to the appropriate authorities. Cho gets blamed for her best friend's actions, and at the end of the day is still hated by all to much of the fandom because she wanted to talk to Harry Potter, the guy she inexplicably trusts, about her dead boyfriend. The guy everyone refuses to talk about, or even acknowledge ever lived.
** Or they could have taken her to see a therapist, like most modern schools would have required after the Tournament, the DA's arrest, or any of the numerous times she's said to have left her classes crying her heart out.
22nd Apr '17 11:45:20 AM CaptEquinox
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* Also averted ''very'' hard in ''Literature/{{Room}}''. When Ma and Jack escape, the police take them to a private psychiatric facility and they both receive plenty of counseling. Dr. Clay, their therapist, is TheShrink version 3 and a well-developed character. This doesn't happen in the film; they just get dumped back in Ma's childhood home with nothing more to be said.
16th Mar '17 11:21:27 PM StrixObscuro
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Runaways}}'', therapists probably ''do'' exist to help the kids deal with the fact that their parents were evil and one of their friends betrayed them, but the team avoids them due to their distrust of authority figures. This comes back to bite them in the ass in the last arc, as the team's long-simmering psychological issues all boil over and create a chain reaction that breaks them apart.
* Used egregiously in ''ComicBook/TheVision2015''; when the Avengers learn that Victor Mancha is a drug addict whose addiction has grown to the point that he's stealing from them in order to feed his habit, instead of getting him any counseling, they blackmail him into spying on Vision and his family. To say that this does not end well for anyone is a massive understatement.
10th Mar '17 2:23:43 PM Schol-R-LEA
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* In ''[[WebComic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'', the lack of mental health treatment for the Abductees is palpable and, in the end, tragic. The idea that the best way to help some 600-odd young adults with superhuman powers who have been repeatedly been abducted by aliens, experimented on, subjected to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment bizarre forms of torture]], and then had most (but not quite all) of the their memories of the events erased, is to separate them from friends and family, arm them with high-tech alien weaponry, give them secretive police powers, and let them loose on their abductors, should have been enough to make the original Big Boss' [[YourHeadAsplode head explode]] at the thought of the liability he'd be taking on. The subject did get a few [[LampShadeHanging lampshades hung on it]], but it really was incredibly reckless by RealLife standards.

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* In ''[[WebComic/WalkyVerse It's Walky!]]'', while the series mostly played it for laughs, the lack of mental health treatment for the Abductees is palpable and, [[CerebusSyndrome in the end, tragic.tragic]]. The idea that the best way to help some 600-odd young adults with superhuman powers who have been repeatedly been abducted by aliens, experimented on, subjected to [[CoolAndUnusualPunishment bizarre forms of torture]], and then had most (but not quite all) of the their memories of the events erased, is to separate them from friends and family, arm them with high-tech alien weaponry, give them secretive police powers, and let them loose on their abductors, should have been enough to make the original Big Boss' [[YourHeadAsplode head explode]] at the thought of the liability he'd be taking on. The subject did get a few [[LampShadeHanging lampshades hung on it]], but it really was incredibly reckless by RealLife standards.
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