Courage to take medication

So when is a psychiatrist going to get around to talking about medications already? Nobody really wants to take medications. But it turns out in this world that our brains are just as human as the rest of our bodies. When they get sick, what does it look like? Behaviors and emotions. Our brains are not hovering over us like a supernatural aura. When our brains get sick, our behaviors are in the fist of control about as much as our liver function is.

The people I see in clinic are some of the most courageous people I know. We find each other at an amazing time when they are aware of their plight, that of being disconnected from their journey. They are humble people, willing to consider that behavior is more than something the “will” or “force of character” can control. They use as many healthy means they can to get healthy. They believe that you can’t give what you don’t have, even to yourself.

Counterintuitive to culture and prejudice, taking medication is an act of courage.

Self Care Tip #11 – When your emotions and behaviors are messing you up, think of the many modalities to getting healthy, including meds. Be a friend to yourself.

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