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35 Reasons People Take Medication For Their Mental Health


By Arianna Rebolini

We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed community to tell us how medication helps their mental health. These are just some of the many varied responses.

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Because I made a promise to stay alive.

I didn’t become really med compliant until after my attempt to leave this life. Maybe my docs didn’t take the negative symptoms as seriously as the other parts of the head circus.

But after I woke up in hospital, it was a lot of things changing quickly. Med changes, therapy, lots more follow up care, visiting nurses…

I hit another negative patch a few years after, but my docs and family acted on that and a med combo that works… finally … FINALLY got found. That made it easier.

Thank you for posting this one. Cool stories.