I was speaking to someone recently who was trying to minimize their antidepressant medications because, well, you know…
It got me to thinking.
Why in our world is having depression and taking antidepressants a shame?
Folks that have diabetes take insulin. That’s a very normal and accepted thing in our society.
My thyroid doesn’t put out the proper amount of chemicals, so I supplement with daily medications. Nobody frowns on that.
The funny thing is, depression can be a symptom of that thyroid problem. Purely chemical. Correct the thyroid and the depression goes away.
These kinds of medications are not frowned upon.
And yet every time I speak with someone who is fighting depression they kind of whisper it or talk about how they’re really trying to power out of it, or something similar.
Trust me as a woman going through perimenopause when I say that moods can be purely chemical. 😝 😜
If your body needs a little help, a little chemical correction, do it with information, do it with a good doctor, but don’t do it with shame and in a whisper.
We should create an environment where the person fighting this battle doesn’t have to do it with their head held lower than it already is.
I don’t expect my puny little blog post to change all of society, but if it helps somebody, well, so be it.