I’m Not My Mother

Photo by Mitchell Hartley on Unsplash

I started writing an article about being too quick to medicate children. I often wonder about the damage done to my developing mind from all the medications given to me as a child (some prescribed for me some for my mother).

I find myself questioning how much of my anxiety can be attributed to taking six different antidepressants and mood stabilizers before age eight. I know my body suffered, and I’m sure my mind did too. My…

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J Dawson

J Dawson

Writes literary fiction with a speculative bent. A parent of teens. Accidental house flipper. Friend of cats and dogs. Kindness matters. ND Bi (she/they)