My friend is currently untreated and is very resistant to treatment and medication in particular. She has a strong belief the pharmaceutical industry is working with the NHS and mental health service to distribute medication as a form of mind control for human experimentation.
Approaching the subject of medication is impossible, as it’s extremely triggering. Although a particular problem is if other people are taking medication too, she insists they have to stop taking them for their own protection. This is becoming quite problematic. I’m a trans woman and I take testosterone blockers and estradiol. I’ve tried explaining that it’s my choice to take them and that no one is forcing me too. Or even pointing out that the NHS has blocked or denied me from taking them in the past but nothing seems to help.
I believe in personal choice. I don’t want to push medication on her. But her telling me to effectively stop transitioning is extremely upsetting for me and perhaps if she could accept that i choose to take my medication, she’d be more receptive to the idea of treatment herself.
Anyway I don’t really know what to do. Anyone have any advice or suggestions?