Life is much better with a sense of humor.
On a more serious note…
No one wants to be scoffed at or seen as ‘pathetic’. This is one of the top reasons many people do not seek help when they need it. Hospitals are often viewed as where people go to die. Anything to do with anything other than an ‘I’m fine’ response on mental health or brain – damage is often viewed as a one way trip to a psychiatric ‘snake pit’. Also, people often don’t know what is available, how to find out, or how to get anything remotely affordable. Most don’t even know what they are covered for. They don’t know and they don’t know how to find out.