I have never felt ashamed of taking psych meds. . . I've always felt as though I owed it to myself to try them if they helped. The stigma is dying out with the older generations, none of my friends give half a ***** that I've got anxiety and are happy to see I'm doing better. Everyone's got problems, seeking help for them is not indicative of weakness. . . Anxiety produces real physical symptoms, and for many - the mental anguish is more of a burden than the physical symptoms.
I live in Florida, I can relate it to using sunscreen to prevent a sunburn. . . Am I weak for using sunscreen when I could just get burnt and deal with it? Or foolish for getting sunburnt?