Just Starting Psych Meds? Here’s a Guide to Help You

Editor’s Note: We at EF recognize that the direct link between antidepressants and suicidal thoughts/behaviors is debated. We want readers to know that, should you choose the path of psychological medication, the close supervision of a doctor can mitigate any risks.

Do you have questions about taking medication for your mental health?

It’s not always easy to find answers – but sometimes learning about other people’s experiences can help. So here’s a comic that covers one person’s perspective and suggestions for starting out with meds.

This might be able to point you in a helpful direction in terms of the process of taking medication, what to do about side effects, and more.

If nothing else, we hope this reminds you that you’re not the only one with these questions – so it’s perfectly okay if you don’t have it all figured out yet. And it’s great that you’re looking for options to take care of yourself!

With Love,
The Editors at Everyday Feminism

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Christine Deneweth is a Contributing Comic Artist for Everyday Feminism. A queer cartoonist and artist, Christine lives in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She is a cartoonist for Eastern Michigan University’s newspaper the Eastern Echo. She writes children’s books about mental disability and has a comic strip that has been published for five years. Comics can be found on her Facebook page, and art can be found on her Instagram @crassasterCheck out her work here