I must put my two cents in here.....
I have gone thru rough times, and thanks to the grace of God have not had the need for what I call ‘happy pills’.
Many of my friends have, and I have concerns for them.
They aren’t religious, and that is a HUGE component of one’s well being.
Get that settled and squared away, and THEN see if there is a need for meds.
posted on 10/06/2012 6:45:30 PM PDT
((WildHighlander57 returning after lurking since 2000))
Anti-depressants are not "happy pills." It is good that you have never needed psychotropic medication. Through the grace of God, scientists have compounded substances that correct biochemical disruptions. Years ago, people with some mental illnesses that can now be treated with medicine would have been hospital patients, raging alcoholics, or bodies in the morgue from suicide. Instead, they lead productive lives.
Would you tell a diabetic that they would not need insulin if they had a better relationship with the Lord? Or a cancer patient that they should just pray the pain away? Clinical depression differs from situational depression. It does not have to be triggered by events in one's life.
I am glad you never needed medication. I hope, to God, neither you nor anyone you love ever does.
posted on 10/06/2012 7:14:07 PM PDT
(I am a Sedevacantist. I believe the chair is EMPTY.)
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