Mental Health:Medication use vs. No Meds

There is nothing wrong with people who have been diagnosed with mental illnesses. Not one person had the choice to choose whether or not he/she wanted to live with a mental condition. Since it was out of the person’s control as to how they were diagnosed, then it is only right that people’s mental health conditions are monitored and try to be made better. The majority of the people wake up one day and notice there is something very odd about their thinking pattern. And people that are from the outside looking inside their lives think that they are acting out on purpose but the truth is, if the mental condition is not treated then the mind of that person can get out of their control. And again this is not the person’s fault. Something to consider to prevent someone from going backward on their road to recovery is check-ins. Check-ins with the person(s) to make sure they have been taking their medication. The question about medication use should be asked at least once a month, especially if something is really different about the person’s behavior pattern.  A check-in can make a big difference in someone’s state of mind. It’s another reassurance that the person has people or someone in their corner, cheering for them with support and wants them to do well and be well. One secret about medication use with people who have been diagnosed is……when people stop taking the meds is when it feels as if the meds are not necessary to take any more. And there is an extreme caution because it feels as if without the meds there is a better connection with the world but at that time the mind is unbalanced and needs the medication to help to connect the individual to reality.  The medications that are prescribed by a doctor should always be taken until gives further instructions. Taking the meds is a healthy mental health habit and the best route to take because the better a person is taken care of more than likely that person will be on a secure road to recovery.

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