I wrote this months ago, before the Great Wordpress crash of 2013. I was reading over it and think the thesis is still quite important. At least to me.
I’m not Stephen Fry (who is a champion in dispelling the stigma around mental illness) but hopefully, I can add my minuscule little part to dispelling the myths and perceptions surrounding mental illness.
Since the initial publication, I have been weaned off the drugs mentioned. I feel much better, but still find myself yearning for the highs and sense of normalcy they provided.
If you, the reader, take anything away from this post, please at least view those of us with a mental illness as you would anyone else: as humans.
The benefits of psychopharmacology are great. As are the downfalls.
- Not Without a Word