I found the documentary extremely distressing. As a very caring and empathetic person (traits that remain unchanged despite my exposure to SSRIs), I found it deeply upsetting that somebody who watched this programme could draw correlation between my profile and that of a serial killer. The BBC had a responsibility to safeguard a potential audience of SSRI takers whose lives had been benefitted by this drug, but of course, the experience of the majority was omitted from the programme.
Have you seen the Twitter war? The psychologists v psychiatrists war of words in 140 characters. It can be as caustic as JK Rowling v Donald Trump, except in this war, as far as I can tell, there isn't an obvious bad guy. And in this war, capital letters are only used for diagnoses and prescription pills.
A few weeks ago, Crystal and I, with many other students, joined the grading to our next level of Kung Fu training. Kung Fu grading is a stressful business, and it is difficult for everybody. But for Crystal, it should have been impossible. Or at least so it seemed, last year.
I'm on medication. I'm on four tablets a day for my mental illness. I'm not ashamed. I've been on this medication for over a year, and honestly, I don't know where I'd be without it. Medication gets me through each day. Without it, I can barely leave my bed.
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