Must you be Broken to be Fixed?

There is an idea amongst some that if you get psychological help then you must be broken.  This was reinforced to me just yesterday, speaking with an Olympic athlete who had this concept thrust upon her when competing, by her coach.  Imagine being young and impressionable and told that the only reason to get professional help, was that you were sick or unstable.  It doesn’t really support you to get the help you possibly need.  It doesn’t support you to even talk about the problem you might be facing. Do you really need to be ‘broken’ before asking for help?