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“If You Have Suicidal Thoughts…”

11 Jun

As I was watching TV this evening, I realized that the scariest thing about any medication is what it can do to you that you can’t control.

I discovered this while watching a commercial about Abilify, which is a medication you take while you’re taking anti-depressants to help decrease the depression that may still exist. As with all anti-depressants, one of the warnings in the commercial says tell your doctor if you have suicidal thoughts or actions.

You should definitely tell your doctor. But what if you don’t? What if you fail to realize that these thoughts are in anyway not of your own control?

It’s so scary to me to think about being on a medication like this, getting these thoughts, and acting on them when really, I was depressed but not suicidal before I started taking the medications.

Do you think there are people who have committed suicide only because their medication was effecting their brain chemistry? What’s something that scares you about medications? 

When Making Mistakes Isn’t Okay

4 Sep


Mistakes are part of everyone’s life – we all make them. Learning from them is what we are told is the big take-home message. Its okay to make mistakes, as long as you learn from them. 

Yes, we should learn from our mistakes, but when does it become not okay to make mistakes?

I think a lot of mistakes can be avoided, if you actually think about what you are doing. Yes, absentmindedness if often the cause of mistakes, but some things are definitely thought-worthy. I feel as though I make less mistakes than many people, simply because I take the time to think about the consequences of my actions.

Can you think of any situations that could lead to mistakes, but if you think about them like you should, you could avoid the mistake? Are all mistakes acceptable, or is there a line to be drawn?  What are some mistakes you could have avoided?