I SO respect & appreciate @ZJAyres sharing this today. There is ABSOLUTELY POSITIVELY nothing wrong with taking medication to improve your #mentalhealth . I used to be vehemently opposed to taking psychotropic medication…
because of stigma & my Christian upbringing. NOW, based on my own lived experiences & through seeking out EXTENSIVE knowledge in the #mentalhealth space, I have a VERY different view of #mentalhealth & medications than most followers of Christ do.
Here’s the thing. Often times, people NEED medication to bring back the levels of their brain chemicals to where it needs to be. And that’s totally OK. Everyone’s condition is a little bit different.
Some people need a bit stronger dose than others, & some people need to be on it for longer periods of time. That being said, as with anything, there can be some pretty deleterious effects to taking these drugs…
Benzodiazepines (BZDs), typically used for anti-anxiety purposes are proven to lead to withdrawal & dependency issues. So caution IS required before committing.
At the end of the day, people should ALWAYS know the pros & cons of what they’re getting themselves into & are to appropriately informed BEFORE they make decisions re psychotropic drugs. Also, can we stop forcing drugs on people during involuntary holds? This is simply INHUMANE!
Finally, on the #Christian bit. It is simply NOT a LACK OF FAITH to take medication. This is FALSE. & God is NOT MAD at you for taking corrective medication. People take drugs for diabetes, high blood pressure, cancer, all kinds of things. Are they ALL going to hell b/c of this ?

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