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Psych meds scare me. Why would anyone consider taking psych meds? The truth about psych medication.

Being in the hospital setting has given me a lot of exposure around people’s fear around psych meds. I have the privilege of working alongside some amazing psychiatrists, pediatricians, and nurse practitioners who assist in providing this service but most clients initially do not want it. Why? I want to talk openly about the fears and concerns shared with me over the years and answer some of those questions around psych meds.

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Why do therapists “label me” by giving me a diagnosis? The truth about diagnoses.

People often fear going to therapy because “I don’t want to be labeled as crazy.” What if that is not the case at all? Why a diagnosis could be the key to a better life.

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