“‘I might not be here without them’: Photos help fight the stigma of antidepressants ” as seen on Metro.co.uk

Mental health advocates are urging people to share pictures of their medication to show others there’s no shame in getting the help they need. Emma Dalmayne was inspired to launch the #ShowUsYourMeds campaign to make people realise they’re not alone but also to dispel a number of myths and misconceptions about antidepressants. The CEO of the Autistic Inclusive Meets support group is sharing people’s pictures and stories on the support group’s Facebook page as well as its website and hopes to get more mental health charities and campaigners on board. About 11 years ago, Emma fell into a deep spiral of depression which left her family feeling powerless as she struggled to function. Despite many people’s scepticism about their benefits, she isn’t sure where she’d be today if she was never prescribed medication.

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Written by Amanda Seigler

Amanda Seigler is the executive director at Fierce Autistics and Allies. She is a writer, an activist, and an advocate. She is an LGBTQ+ autistic from South Florida, is married to a very supportive husband, and has six children. She has been fighting the CD protocol and other quack treatments since 2014. She is a veterinary technologist (LPN for pets). She has her associates and bachelors degree in Veterinary Technology from St. Petersburg College. She is very involved with scouting with her six children. Three of the children are autistic but all are Neurodivergent. Her hope is to bridge the gap between allies and autistics while fighting the pseudoscience that threatens all people, not just autistics.
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