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Still Walking In The Shoes Of Medication

I have no specific guidance because the truth is when I was in my teens (1980’s) and twenties (1990’s) rejected the notion of medications being good for anything…Watching my father taking up to 20 to 30 pills a day to deal with the three ruptured discs in his neck just to treat the symptoms and reach the pain.  The man, my Father, was never the same man from when I was a child.

I never wanted to be that reliant on medication. So I avoided the doctor’s office as much as I could. When it came to anything for mental health, there were many times that I could of, should have gotten help.  God, I needed someone to show me the way back then.  I just couldn’t do it, I was too afraid of the truth.

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I would reject anything to do with psychology – even if it was a fun personality test – something that might have shed some light on me needing to dig deeper.  Instead, I’d suffered in silence with constant thoughts of suicide.  Years of helplessness and mood swings were taking their toll.  When I finally agreed to get help, I was ready to try any type of medication to stop the pain.  Temptation: Just about any pain-stopping idea was welcomed; almost any.

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Apr 30, 2016  Everything was mind over matter! Dad was all about “mind over matter.” He thought he could WILL his pain away.

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Stewart, Chato. (2018). Tactless People. Psych Central. Retrieved on Aug 28, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/09/shoes-of-medication/

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Still Walking In The Shoes Of Medication

Chato Stewart

Chato Stewart has a mission, to draw and use humor as a positive tool to live, to cope with the debilitating effects symptoms of mental illness. Chato Stewart is a Mental Health Hero and Advocate. Recovery Peer Specialist board-certified in Florida. Chato is the artist behind the cartoons series Mental Health Humor, Over-Medicated, and The Family Stew - seen here in his blog posts. The cartoons are drawn from his personal experience of living with bipolar disorder (and other labels). [email protected]


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Stewart, C. (2018). Still Walking In The Shoes Of Medication. Psych Central. Retrieved on October 22, 2018, from https://blogs.psychcentral.com/humor/2018/09/shoes-of-medication/

 

Last updated: 27 Sep 2018
Last reviewed: By John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on 27 Sep 2018
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