So What I Take Prescription Meds......

@MoonGypsy (4613)
United States
January 17, 2013 7:28pm CST
i am sick and tired of hearing that the reason for all these mass gun shootings is due to mentally ill people having to take prescription medication. sure, blame it all on the medicated nuts. i already feel bad enough that i have to take these meds to help keep me well, at the same time have to live the stigmata of it all. what does everyone expect. there are people who are sick and need treatment. people don't need to hear about how they are eventually going to kill someone or themselves when they are just trying to take their meds and make sure they are okay. just frustrating is all. now what, people who take medications for mental illness have to be looked down upon and feel ashamed? i hate being made to feel like that. i would never harm anyone else and if i was going to take myself out, i would have done it all long time ago. i just resent the notion.
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
18 Jan 13
Ho moon, Life is not easy and with age everyone needs some medicines. Some get unlucky then they can even need medicines in childhood and youth. In most cases it is not fault of the person that he or she is having some disease. In the cases of depression it is usually the bad experience in life that person suffer from it. He or she should be treated with care and love with by the family and friends and not made fun of.
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@agrim94 (3811)
• India
18 Jan 13
I meant Hi Moon , sorry for spelling mistake.
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@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
18 Jan 13
You may be taking the same kind of medications, but their behavior has been worst than ever. It is so unlike you. So, I hope you stop feeling bad about it. It is good that you realize your actions. But some people taking such medications could not cope up with the reality. I am sure are a very good person.
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@shiesse (308)
• Canada
18 Jan 13
Please understand I am not trying to justify for people, as I feel resentment to these beliefs as well but I think that people have to come up with a reason to explain horrible acts even if there is no rational reason to make them feel better. People do not understand mental illness completely and have no desire to find out the truth if it does not effect them. More awarness and understanding is definatly needed for mental illness. Having a mental illness does not make you a murder there are people here who do realize that!!!! Please know that some do understand and everyone does not point a finger at someone at mental illness!
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• India
18 Jan 13
Hello Moongypsy, I am sorry that you are suffering from mental illness and I hope you get cured of it soon. Yes i can feel how bad they must be feeling bad from the disease and then people making fun of you or fearing you makes it even worse. The medicines are good thing to take as it keeps the disease to take full control of you.
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@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
24 Jan 13
The stigma is still attached, even in today's society, I have been to see numerous psychiatrists in the past, most have recommended that I take anti-depressants, most have horrid side affects, but I certainly wouldn't want anyone thinking that just because I have seen a psychiatrist that I am nuts or need locking up. People can be very judgemental and mock what they don't understand, it's only when they suffer depression themselves and have to take pills to balance their moods do they then understand. I went a long period without my meds, but I didn't go out on a killing spree. Some just add up 1 and 1 and get 10000. It's ignorance plain and simple.
@missybear (11396)
• United States
19 Jan 13
I'm so with you on that, if they would have killed people without being on meds....people would have said "THEY SHOULD HAVE GIVEN HIM MEDICATION FOR HIS ILLNESS"
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
18 Jan 13
I actually did not hear this one on any of the mass shootings. Mostly I have heard that it is possibly due to video games and yes...this last one had a mental illness that was diagnosed but the articles that I read were very clear in stating that his mental illness was NOT the reason behind the shootings but that there were other factors involved.
@celticeagle (118210)
• Boise, Idaho
18 Jan 13
I think that the real problem lies with people(kids and adults) that have psychological problems and are not diagnosed. In the case of children either parents don't care enough to get their children evaluated and diagnosed or they haven't hit on the right medication combo yet. And in the case of adults many have addictions or other problems and won't go to seek help. I think that because of the recently mass murdered alot of people are looking at areas of mental health and the psychological community differently. I have a daughter who is bi-polar and is on meds, a granddaughter who is also bi-polar but refuses to take meds, and a grandson wth ODD who on meds, and I have severe depression with panic attacks and I have found a medication that helps. Anytime there is any upevil in any given area it makes it hard for the ones who doing what is right. THis is just the way society is. I really do believe that it is the ones who aren't diagnosed and aren't on medication that are the problem, not the ones who are.
@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
18 Jan 13
moongypsy I do not blame you as there is no shame in taking medications to keep you well whether its mental problem or thyroid or diabetes or heart trouble we are all real people to be respected and not to be judged. I have always enjoyed your posts as they are intelligent and well thought out.I have worked in hospitals most of my life and i respect all people who are working to keep themselves in good health via medications that they need. I never judge anyone.