Hi, my name is Megan and I take psychiatric medication. I have been taking medication for my mental health for about six years now, and my feelings about it continue to shift and change as my understanding of mental health, both my own and in general, also shifts and changes.
But here’s one thing I am sure of: taking my medication is self-care, at least for me. I’m not saying it fixes everything, I’m not saying it’s right for everyone, but in many cases, psychiatric medication can be an absolutely vital part of self-care. How Does Medication Fit Into Self-Care? Self-care has kind of become a catch-all term for everything from luxurious rest and relaxation to practical tips for adulting, but here’s how I like to think of self-care: Self-car