This Allure article below actually seems like something we should be sharing, because right now everyone is feeling something, a lot of things, that may be completely new. I mean seriously the world is pretty overwhelming right now, you’d have to be dead to not feel something. But not everyone knows how to cope with that.
why does Ben Affleck continue to take antidepressants? Because “they help”.
If taking medication helps you, short term, or long term. Do it. If taking medication helps other people you know, but offends your sensibilities, shut up and let them do what helps them. Just be glad something is helping them.
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