Medication Monday: Xanax

Another week and another Monday means another Medication Monday post. Today’s medication is Xanax (Alprazolam), an anxiety medicine that will likely be familiar to many individuals, not just those suffering from mental illness, due to it’s popularity in popular culture. Perhaps the most obvious example of this is in hip-hop, where the drug was first […]

Medication Monday: Prozac

Today’s Monday looks at the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) that started it all! Prozac (fluoxetine). When I say that Prozac started it all, I don’t mean it was the first medication for mental health disorders. Prior to the introduction of Prozac, treatment typically involved Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Tricyclics acted by raising the neurotransmitters serotonin […]

Serenity & Wisdom

Mental illness is wicked in many ways. One of those wicked ways is that it will convince your own brain to lie to you. It will convince you that people you know love you don’t, that you are alone when you aren’t, and that you shouldn’t get help, when you really should. So it can […]

Medication Mondays: Lexapro

Today is Monday, which means Medication Monday, the new series where I explore mental health medication and the stigma surrounding them. For today’s post I will be focusing on Lexipro (Escitalopram), which I am plenty familiar with given that it is what I take. Lexapro is typically prescribed in either 10 or 20 mg doses. […]