Mental Health Point of View

October 16, 2010 at 18:16 (psychology)

I’ve been somewhat active on Yahoo! Answers recently, and a question came up about someone being depressed and not wanting to take medication, but needing help. I decided to re-post my answer here in case anyone would find it useful. I have not edited it in any way while transferring it from Y!A to WordPress. So, here it is:

I also personally dislike the idea of medications for such problems, although in some extreme cases (for example, having hallucinations that won’t go away) then I think medications are perfectly reasonable. But for non-hallucination type situations, I believe in human spirit to overcome such things!

Of course many will disagree, but I believe this firmly.

To me it boils down to two things: (1) awareness (2) control.

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