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May 16, 2017

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So you need to take antidepressants…

Well… Maybe life has thrown some curve balls at you. Maybe it wasn’t what you expected at this time. Maybe you’re surrounded by assholes… maybe everything is a little bit too much. Maybe getting out of bed every day is hard. Maybe being a friend, a partner, a mother, a father, a daughter or a son is just getting to you. Maybe the wires in your brain have a hard time connecting to each other.

So… You’re missing some serotonin levels and that’s gotta be hard. That’s you, and that’s your brain. It doesn’t make you or your brain any less wonderful. For you it just makes things harder, makes things feel bigger… kinda makes you feel small in a big cave of worry and sad. Sometimes you might feel like you’re irrational, maybe at times you might be, but hey! That’s okay. It’s not your fault. Who isn’t?

So you need medication, and maybe you’ll be on it for a few months or years or maybe forever. There’s nothing wrong with that. You have an illness. No one would tell a diabetic to just get off the medication and stop thinking about sugar, so it’ll all go away. You wouldn’t tell someone with heart disease to just snap out of it…

You need the meds to help those wires connect, to keep you feeling like the cave isn’t so big, to keep your head above the water. No one is perfect…But we all do what we need to do to be healthy and happy.

It might seem shit now, but I promise it gets better. I promise you’re not annoying. You are definitely not alone.

You don’t have to be strong all the time. You don’t have to sweep it under the rug, and carry on smiling for everyone else.
It’s not a problem to not be okay, it’s only a problem to pretend to be okay when we are not.

So, you need to take antidepressants… and there ain’t nothing wrong with that.

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  • no shame in seeking help. sometimes these things are just beyond our control and you have to think bout the people around you as well. It isn’t selfish asking for help

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  • Yes I also agree with you on this one.

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  • If more people sought help and it means going on antidepressants there would be less suicide cases, and people suffering huge mental health issues some of which could be solved or drastically reduced to a managable level.
    Counselling alone doesn’t work for everybody.

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  • Nothing wrong with that indeed. It can be helpful at times, especially when it goes hand in hand with counseling.

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  • No shame at all in needing medication.

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