Mother Starts #MedicatedAndMighty to Destigmatize Antidepressant Use
“Anxiety and antidepressant medication to the rescue. Sometimes, folks, we just need help.”
Erin Jones of Nashville, Tennessee, has a full plate. She’s on the autism spectrum and lives with SPD (sensory processing disorder), celiac disease, hyperparathyroidism, anxiety, and depression. She also has four special-needs children who she home-schools. Recently, realizing that she needs some extra help, Jones picked up some prescriptions from her doctor to address her mental health issues. After returning from her appointment, she opened up about her need for the prescriptions on Facebook.
“So this also happened yesterday. I have tried living this life without prescription help. 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.”
After going public about living with mental health issues, Jones teamed up with The Mighty to promote the hashtag #MedicatedAndMighty to show people that there’s no need to hide their prescription medication use. The hashtag has encouraged many to share empowering photos posing with their pills and to open up about how antidepressants have improved their quality of life.
(H/T The Mighty)