Repost 🎨 @drawingsofdogs I take antidepressants – sertaline -…
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I take antidepressants – sertaline – every day to help me manage my anxiety symptoms. It’s an important part of my self care.
If a doctor had prescribed me medication for a physical illness, most people wouldn’t dream of offering their own take on the suitability of that medication. But when it comes to medication for mental health, you’ll often get things like, “Oh, you don’t want to use it as a crutch.” Or, “You’d better not stay on it too long.” Everyone is suddenly a medical expert.
Antidepressants don’t work for everyone, and for lots of people the side effects prove prohibitive. Those experiences are valid. As is the experience of finding that little pill very helpful.
[Image description: a hand-drawn, friendly-looking blue ant carries a yellow and red pill above its head. The ant says, “I can lighten your load by carrying a small part of it.” Underneath the caption reads: Antidepress Ant.] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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