37 minutes | Mar 14, 2021

There is No Such Thing as a Happy Pill

Medication has a time and a place in mental health treatment and recovery but there is no way to numb all of these emotions. That is not the goal of medication.There is no “anti-borderline pill” but medications can be really useful for treating symptoms associated with BPD like anxiety, depression, anger, racing thoughts, insomnia, etc. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, psychological treatment like counselling, and a lot of personal effort, medications can work wonders. At the end of the day the medication is really just taking the edge off so you CAN practice your skills .You know your body better than your doctor, so stand up for yourself and make sure that you are continuing to find medications that actually work for you. Knowing what your goal is for the medication can really help you and your doctor find the right option for you. At the end of the day, let yourself feel joy - if your dopamine and serotonin are not working for you we shouldn’t feel shame for trying to fix that with science. There is no such thing as a happy pill - but there sure are helpful pills that support our journeys to recovery.*Also this was recorded before the new election - so we’re a bit off with our presidential comments*You can find Laurie and Sara on Instagram to follow their day to day lives even further @laurieanned and @saraswellnessway. You can also find the podcast on IG @boldbeautifulborderlineYou can also find Sara's business as a Mental Health Clinician and mental health coach at thewellnesswayllc.comIf you like the show we would love if you could rate, subscribe and support us on Patreon.You can find our Patreon channel at https://www.patreon.com/boldbeautifulborderline?fan_landing=trueFor mental health supports:National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online ChatSAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline, 1-877-SAMHSA7 (1-877-726-4727)OR find a local warmline to you at https://screening.mhanational.org/content/need-talk-someone-warmlines
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