According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly one in five adults live with mental illness. Moodboard / Getty Images Many of these people take, or have taken, psychiatric medication as part of their treatment plan. But despite their prevalence, these medications are still stigmatized, and often misunderstood. vickylavbyrne / instagram.com For starters, they aren't all antidepressants. Also, they don't turn you into a zombie. Now, people are starting to fight back against the stigma, and speak out about how medication has helped them. facebook.com Like Erin Jones, whose Facebook post inspired the hashtag #MedicatedAndMighty. Maybe your anti-anxiety meds help you get out of your head so you can socialize. Anna Borges / BuzzFeed Maybe a psychostimulant has been a huge help in managing your ADHD effectively. Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed Perhaps a mood stabilizer is what got you to class so you could graduate. Anna Borges / BuzzFeed Everyone's reason, and experience, is different — but it's also something people rarely talk about. If you've taken medication for your mental health, we want to know: How has it helped? jaderamona / instagram.com Share your story in the comments below, or send us an email at email@example.com, and your response might be featured in a BuzzFeed post.