Medication Monday: Trintellix

Another week is rolling in and that means another Medication Monday coming your way. This week we are talking about the antidepressant Trintellix (Vortioxetine). Trintellix belongs to the class of drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs), and like other SSRIs acts by restoring neurochemical balance in the brain. Also like other SSRIs, it […]

Medication Monday: Vraylar

It is Monday once again, which means it is time for another installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers readers a brief, informative introduction to various mental health medications. This series is not meant as a substitute for medical advice, however. Finding the right mental health medication should be done by a medical professional, […]

Medication Monday: Effexor

It is a new year and time for a new installment of Medication Mondays, the series that offers a brief, informative introduction to mental health medications, with the hope of educating and reducing the stigma surrounding the use of mental health medication. As I say every week, this series is not meant as a substitute […]

Medication Monday: A Year in Review

It is the final Monday of 2019, which means it is time for the final Medication Monday of 2019. And while it might seem silly to do a year in review for something that only started several months ago, that is exactly what I am going to do. Even though I don’t have a full […]

My Mental Health Year In Review

Today is the first of three year-in-reviews that I’m going to be doing. Today’s post reflects on my mental health journey over the last year. Monday’s post will be a look back at the Medication Monday series. Finally, Tuesday will be a year-in-review of the blog as a whole.  So how was my mental health […]

Medication Mondays: Ativan

We have time for one last Medication Monday before Christmas. But regardless of where you are with your Christmas prep, there is no need to be anxious because this week we are talking about the anti-anxiety medication Ativan (Lorazepam).  Ativan is a medication belonging to the class of medications known as benzodiazepines. It acts by […]

Medication Monday: Latuda

It is time once again for Medication Monday, the weekly series that looks at mental health medications, with the goal of informing readers and reducing the stigma surrounding mental health medication. Today, we are talking about Latuda (lurasidone).  Latuda is a medication in the class of medications known as ”antipsychotics.” It is designed to treat […]