"Two pills? Great. Why don't you just give me a bottle of scotch and a handgun to blow my FUCKING HEAD OFF?"
— Billy Costigan,The Departed
"You can't solve this through willpower, or positive thinking, or taking advice from a Hollywood actor and the dead science fiction writer he worships. You need some help."
— Jordan Sullivan (on why there are therapists), Scrubs
"Sometimes I wonder whether it would be easier if I just had Shizuru see a psycologist. The problem being, how does she say "I have a huge guilt complex over killing scores of people with my summoned demon named after the legendary Kiyohime" without being put in an asylum? Perhaps the First District has specialized psycologists. Oh, wait. She blew them up. That's what she's guilty about."
—Author's note: Windows of the Soul
LALONDE WANTS TO PUT ME IN THERAPY. I DOUBT HER SINCERITY. AM I READY TO POUR MY HEART OUT TO A NEAR STRANGER? IS SHE SINCERE ABOUT THIS?
I NOTICED SHE'S VERY SARCASTIC. HELL, SO AM I. SHE BETTER WATCH IT WHILE I'M ON THE FUCKING COUCH AND SHE'S SCRIBBLING IN THAT NOTEBOOK.
WHAT IF IT'S WORTH A SHOT? IT'S WHAT HUMANS DO WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE SHIT. WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY THERAPISTS ON ALTERNIA. MAYBE THAT'S WHY TROLLS WERE SO SHITHIVE MAGGOTS.
See? If SEMME had hired any therapists, Joyce wouldn’t have been able to mentally snap, break free in a burst of rage, and go on a violent rampage, saving everyone! The system isn’t broken! It works!