Self Medicating your Mental Illness
What is a Mental Illness
We hear about it all the time Mental Illness and what the effects of not getting treatment for your mental issues. Now television makes mental illness sound like something you should be ashamed to admit that you have. In the midst of having a mental illness i.e. depression, bi-polar, anxiety or some type of personality disorder to name a few, we feel ashamed and alone. In feeling ashamed we don't go and get proper treatment for our illnesses from a doctor, we turn to self medicating ourselves. What is self-medicating? Well lets see, alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine's, or some kind of prescription drugs that don't fit your illness. What happens then, we are suddenly hooked or addicted to this drug and it has taken over our lives because we are trying to "feel normal."
Getting the proper treatment from a doctor that specializes in Mental Illnesses can prevent despair, devastation, ruined relationships, death and everything else that comes with doing drugs. Don't you know that getting treated for your Mental Illness can let you enjoy a long productive life? What is there to be ashamed of? Okay you get a little depressed sometimes, you have panic attacks every now and then, you are moody sometimes. These are all normal behaviors that are treatable with regular medications. Sometimes, people will say what's wrong with you, what do you have to be depressed about, just STOP IT. You tell them, can you stop having high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes or any other physical illness? Neither can you just stop having an mental issue, without medication. Have a normal productive life...Get treated...take your medication...IT's OK....