We had an incident happen at our home this week and I kind of wanted to make it into a PSA. We had someone we have not known long, maybe for about a year, walk in our home with a loaded gun. This person did not threaten us but it was clear that things were not right, they were talking about a million miles a minute about things that weren’t there, they had already been to and discharged from a hospital. I’m not going to go in details, I don’t want to embarrass anyone, that isn’t then point of this post. It was a very scary situation to be in for myself and I am sure this person.
I later found out this person had gone off of their medication and was in a manic depressive state, I truly hope that they get help.
I just want to make this psa that if you have a loved one who is on medication for a mental disorder and is thinking of going off their medication, please talk to them about it, have them go see their doctor, or make sure to inform their doctor if they won’t speak up. If you are on a medication for your own mental health and you don’t like the side effects, please talk to your doctor about changing medications, please don’t just quit taking them.
I understand that I do not know what it is like to be the person needing the medicine, I couldn’t possible understand the side effects. But please help those who need it, or seek help if it is you.