To take meds or not to take meds? That is the question. I was initially very anti taking any kind of medication, worrying about the side effects and thinking I’d become hooked on them.
But when I hit rock bottom and went to see my GP he said something that really struck a chord with me: “If you were diabetic, would you take insulin?” Of course - so why should a mental health condition be treated any differently to a physical one?
There’s no silver bullet and medication is just one potential weapon in your armoury against mental illness, along with talking therapy, exercise, mindfulness etc - and meds are not for everyone by any means, it’s each individual’s choice. But I’m glad I kept an open mind and I’m grateful for the help medication gives me when I need it. FD #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #bigboysdontcry