Woman Who Battled Mental Illness Slams ‘Irresponsible’ Meme Criticizing ‘S**t’ Antidepressants As She Tells How A ‘Cocktail Of Meds’ Saved Her Life

as seen on www.dailymail.co.uk by Erica Tempesta, MD on May 31, 2016 (Photo Credits: as seen here).

A woman who has struggled with mental illness is hitting back at an ‘irresponsible’ and ‘false’ meme that stigmatizes mental disorders by shaming people for taking antidepressants or other medications instead of mediating or embracing nature.

Jenni Chiu, a writer and activist from the San Francisco Bay Area, penned a powerful Facebook post that warns of the dangers of stigmatizing mental illness after she came across a meme that labels a peaceful forest an ‘antidepressant’ and an actual antidepressant as ‘s**t’.

‘There were several years of my life where I was on a cocktail of meds (prozac was one of them) and they literally kept. me. alive,’ she wrote. ‘Depression and anxiety are mental illnesses. Not all illness can be cured with fresh air and sunshine.’

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