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Tell Us Why You Take Medication For Your Mental Health

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

Many of these people take, or have taken, psychiatric medication as part of their treatment plan.
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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.

For starters, they aren't all antidepressants. Also, they don't turn you into a zombie.
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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.

Like Erin Jones, whose Facebook post inspired the hashtag #MedicatedAndMighty.
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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.

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

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

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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?

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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.

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