Monday, September 20, 2021

Comments by FlyOnTheWall

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  • I agree supports may reduce the need for meds, but if a person is in a place now where they need meds, it may be because they don’t have the supports that they needed in the first place. I’m using myself as an example. I came from a very toxic home as a child, and then married a toxic man, of course. Now, as a single mom who has been diagnosed as bipolar, I have no good or healthy emotional support. After my marriage ended, I relied on my toxic mother for financial help, which kept us fed and with a roof, but always in constant chaos, stress, criticism, and so much more. Sometimes, there are not enough emotional supports for a person, and in my case, the only thing that allows me to be functional is the meds that I’m taking. It’s the only way I can hold down a job and parent my children reasonably well. There is no social program, at least not in the U.S., that can provide the type of constant supports a person would need to deal with a severe mental illness and be functional. In my case, meds are the only option.