healthy
Yes, I’ll admit it –- I’m a grown woman who’d rather look good than be sane.
ihtm contest
People never want you to seek help because they feel as if it will be beneficial for you, for your own health. Taking your Prozac makes you more tolerable to them.
antidepressants
The last few years of my life have been an on-and-off battle with my brain and the bottles of pills that were supposed to fix it.
psychiatry
If I wanted to go to a professional regarding the amount of jiggle I'm packin', I would have chosen a trainer or nutritionist, not a psychiatrist.
mental health
I was fidgety, inattentive, and had a hard time putting together sentences that were longer than one or two words. According to my doctors, this was "good," because it was a sign that my medication was working.
depression
The more I started trying to make them believe I was depressed, the worse I felt about myself.
anxiety
This depression and anxiety thing isn't temporary. It's not going to disappear when I hit a certain age, or achieve certain career milestones, or get a really great deep-conditioning treatment.
ihtm contest
About an hour or two after I took my morning medications, which at the time consisted of a cocktail of Wellbutrin, Prozac, Strattera, and Klonopin, there were aliens in my bedroom.
new york city
Euphemisms are generally creepy, and the way the clinic uses the word "quiet" whenever they are trying to chemically dismantle a healthy, vital physical system leaves a bad taste in my mouth.
beer
A strange feeling went through me at this news; a sort of pang that took a moment to identify. I realized I was sad. I was sad that I couldn’t drink beer anymore.
adventures in crazy brain
There's a reason the flight attendants tell you to put on your own oxygen mask before assisting others. It's because you can't do jack to help people if you're running out of air yourself.
antidepressants
You wouldn't necessarily know it, even if you spend a lot of time around me, but depression is a part of my life that I have to manage continually,