Taking medication for mental health issues like depression and anxiety often carries with it a huge stigma. Medicated individuals can experience judgment from those who believe that taking pills is a sign of weakness, or a way of taking the easy way out.
A new hashtag, #medicatedandmighty, is now making the rounds on Twitter and challenging the norm.
It all started on Sept. 2, when mom blogger Erin Jones took to Facebook to explain that she had been facing some major mental health challenges, and that she was planning to start taking medication.
“I have tried living this life without prescription help,” she wrote. “It seems to have me on top of the world one minute and rocking in the corner the next. There is no consistency. I’m done with that. Anxiety and antidepressant medication to the rescue. Sometimes, folks, we just need help.”
The response to the post was overwhelming, with many readers posting images of themselves with their own meds, along with personal stories of medicationRead More »from Blogger destigmatizes mental health medication with hashtag