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Tell Us Why You Take Medication For Your Mental Health

We want to hear your story!

According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, nearly one in five adults live with mental illness.

But despite their prevalence, these medications are still stigmatized, and often misunderstood.

Now, people are starting to fight back against the stigma, and speak out about how medication has helped them.

Maybe your anti-anxiety meds help you get out of your head so you can socialize.

Maybe a psychostimulant has been a huge help in managing your ADHD effectively.

Perhaps a mood stabilizer is what got you to class so you could graduate.

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?

Share your story in the comments below, or send us an email at medicated@buzzfeed.com, and your response might be featured in a BuzzFeed post.