I recently finished the play Hamlet. If you did not read the first part of “Hamlet Needs Therapy," let me catch you up. Hamlet has the Oedipus complex at 30 years old.
Back to psychoanalyzing Hamlet: He clearly needs to open up to someone. Nobody I know overthinks as much as he does. Like, yeah, thinking is generally good? However, for Hamlet, thinking is synonymous with philosophy and his philosophy almost always revolves around death and ghostly father hallucinations.
For some context on those who have not had the pleasure of entering Senior year English class: Hamlet wants to avenge his father because his uncle, Claudius, apparently killed the now late King Hamlet.
CHECKPOINT: Is Hamlet the same person as King Hamlet? Absolutely not. Get it together.
Hamlet ultimately fails to actually kill Claudius until the last and final act, but he does manage to kill one of the king's advisors, Polonius.
By murdering Polonius, Hamlet sets his death in motion. The son of Polonius, Laertes, swears revenge and kills Hamlet. Anyway, by the final act, Laertes and Hamlet kill each other at the same time (slow death through poison), but not before Hamlet’s mother and stepfather (Claudius) die. I’m not joking. In Act V, a total of 6 people die.
For one, Hamlet is surrounded by murder, which probably takes an emotional toll on him, although, he doesn't seem to have access to therapy nor Prozac throughout the entire play, so we never really see him get vulnerable.
So, to remedy the situation, I have some suggestions for poor old Hammy. For one, ditch the toxic masculinity, dude! Murder gets redundant after a while. 6 people? Really? I also think he should audition for the Bachelorette, during which the men who open up the most to the bachelorette get to advance to further stages until they marry a stranger after 8 weeks of knowing her. I think the show would be good for Hamlet and as close to necessary psychiatric care as possible. Alternatively, he could benefit from using just a smidge of lavender oil on his wrists before bed, to calm his nerves.