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This ‘Simple’ Question About Psychiatric Medication Is So Damaging

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“Are you off your meds?” If you take psychiatric medication, this question may seem just as insidious as the symptoms your meds are meant to combat.

On the surface, it may seem like an innocent inquiry, but if you’ve heard it thrown around frequently since you started taking psychiatric meds, you may know just how damaging this simple phrase is.

The stigma surrounding mental illness runs deep, and the questions people on psychiatric medication receive about whether or not they’re consistent with their meds is a microcosm of the perceptions people without mental illness have of those who do.

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