Have you ever wondered why our society seems to be growing more anxious and depressed?
I have pondered on this thought often. I have even written about it and shared my personal experience with depression and medication here.
(1) Worse, not better
Jesus Himself said that the times will continue to grow dark before He comes back and redeems His children into Heaven with Him.
We are seeing more dangerous acts of violence at an increased occurrence, and more natural disasters than ever before.
The mental state of our society follows this trend.
(2) The uncomfortable state of our well-being
I believe that we are growing more uncomfortable with guilt, shame, and regret.
We like to cover up those feelings instead of dealing with them head-on and experiencing the natural emotions that come after they surface.
(3) The smooth and easy script writers
Doctors seem to write scripts for medication nowadays like candy stores used to sell candy to kids back in the
It has become customary to go see a General Physician and he or she prescribes you anti-depressants without hearing your story as to why you feel the way you feel.
We believe in our society that medication will fix any and every problem.
(4) Medication is great for the right reasons
Don’t get me wrong. I believe that we need medication for certain issues, and maybe it is to get us through a critical season of grief.
I am saying that we need to start discussing better options, and I think I have one.
Two Ways To Know If You Are Over-Medicated
(1) Your medication becomes a crutch
Do you rely on the pills you take for comfort and peace?
Do you get uncomfortable when you miss a dose? Are you constantly thinking, “I don’t think these are working maybe I should try a different one or up this dose?”
How long have you been taking these meds? Please friend, at least try to look deep and find what’s causing these emotions.
Look, your emotions are God given. They are not a bad thing.
I believe that chemical imbalances are not as current as doctors like to say. Looking within ourselves will reveal more than we think. There are people that can and will help you.
(2) Antidepressants for over a year
These meds are supposed to help you get through certain times in your life.
Not to nurture your brain towards addiction.
If you are taking them for this long and you are still experiencing the same thoughts and feelings, then you should definitely speak to someone. Christian Perspective Here.
This is the point:
You are not alone. There are millions, myself included, that have experienced or currently experiencing your suffering.
Please remember there is a God who so desperately loves you.
Yes, we live in a broken world. No, that does not mean you have to be broken.
God has His hand open to you right now at this moment. He wants to walk this dark path with you.
I understand what you are feeling and thinking. Please, Please remember you are loved and cherished by the one who made it possible to love.
Jesus. Is. In. Love. With. You.
Accept Him, make a commitment to follow His footsteps towards light.
God is powerful.
God is healer.
God is creator.
God is merciful.
Open your eyes and heart. Experience His grace right now.
Let those emotions encourage you and give you hope for tomorrow.
More important than emotion is God’s never changing attributes and Grace.
Right now, just take that next step. That’s all you need to worry about.
Please do not do what I did. If you are willing to get off of your current medication please consult your doctor.
I stopped all anti-depressants at once back in January of 2010. I wanted to kill myself, literally.
This is how I know that these meds create an addiction within the chemical structure of your brain.
It really messed me up for a full year. The most horrifying year of my life.
I got through it, and I pray that this will make you think and hopefully take action in the right direction.
I am rooting for you!
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