Well, since I seem to have halted conversation:
Say a person had some form of PTSD. If they felt they could not share the experience or that doctors/therapists could not help them, do you think they could manage to work through their problems on their own by some form of venting and realistic goals and a conscious realization of their progress etc.? ... I'm not sure if this makes any sense. It's partially based on a book I read called "Almost". Is that helps?