Thrills not pills
Pills are commonplace when talking about mental health issues. They take the form of prescribed medication from doctors or street drugs sought through whatever means possible. For me personally, drugs (recreational) were a way to forgot about my problems, the thrill was enough for a night off. Little did I know that the highs would bring some of the lowest lows.
After seeking professional help I decided that I didn’t want to take pills unless it was absolutely necessary and instead sought out other ways to bring joy and meaning to my life. I discovered my love for getting out and exploring with friends, yoga, cooking and design. I realised that the thrill of simply enjoying life was enough to keep my mind happy and healthy.
It’s not always that easy
Medication isn’t something to be ashamed of though, for many it’s the only way they can get through the stage of illness that they are in. There’s so much stigma surrounding taking medication for mental illness but it’s like any other illness, it’s a means to getting better. If you are feeling down or like you need a break, go out and do something that you enjoy. See a movie, go to the beach, get in the car and drive with the music up loud. Just get out there and enjoy life, the thrills alone are worth it.
The slogan was chosen because I know there are a lot of people who can relate to it. It will give people a chance to open up and have conversations about their struggles with pills and medication.
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