Choosing to take medication for mental illness is a difficult choice. People may ridicule your choice, side effects might be brutal, and you might need to go through many different dosages until you find what you need.
However, people who struggle with depression, anxiety, bipolar, and other mental disorders can be helped by medication. That decision to take medication is between each person and his or her medical team. However, I encourage that you do not eliminate the possibility that medication can be helpful in recovery.
This video really inspired me. The faith element of it as well as the honesty really inspired me.
So, let’s try to end the stigma on taking medication. You do not need to judge people for taking medication for mental illness. However, not everyone might need it. Having an honest conversation about this topic is important. These drugs can be over-diagnosed, but at other times, people are still frightened about receiving the medical help that they need. Please work to find what works best for you.
I am not ashamed to admit that I take medications for mental illness. For years, this terrified me, and I hated myself for doing so. Now, it is part of what most helps me to recover.
What is your story regarding medication?