Dear Multiple Angry/Depressed People Who Have Made a Big Deal About How They Don’t Take Anything,
I take drugs. I haven’t always, but I do now. Oh, sure, they are prescription drugs, completely legitimate and deemed necessary by medical professionals. But, I found out the other day, they aren’t REALLY needed.
No, see, apparently, the only reason I take them is because I’m weak, and not strong like those who refuse to touch them.
blink. blink. seriously??
Look, I am all about doing what works for you. If you prefer to struggle through swamp that is depression/anxiety/pick your affliction, without aid, then more power to ya.
Because I’ve done that.
And it sucks.
The thing is, it doesn’t just suck for me, when I try to navigate this craptasticness minus medication. It sucks for everyone around me.
I’m a better person, a better wife, a better mother, when I’m not worrying about stuff that is highly unlikely to happen. (Example: I once spent all of nap time freaking out that the boy child would pry open his window and fall out. AFTER we had secured it so well, that I can hardly get it open.)
I am a better person, wife and mother when I’m not wasting time contemplating the best way to slash my wrists.
That’s not just opinion, I daresay it’s flat out FACT.
I’m very angry right now. This isn’t the first time that I’ve encountered an “I’m better than you,” attitude. And it probably won’t be the last. It just came from a very unexpected source.
It makes me angry. There are so many out there who don’t seek out help, because of the stigma surrounding this issue. So many who don’t want to be perceived as “weak” or “damaged”
I don’t see it as weak or damaged to seek out help. Again, having been there, done that, it was a LOT harder to tell someone, than it would have been to just go ahead and do it already.
Feel free to do what works for you, but please, keep the superior attitude to yourself.
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