Written 1.24.2012. This is my Round 2 piece for The Writer's Club contest. Theme: "Fight for Freedom" writers--club.deviantart.com/g…
For this Round I perused the fight for one's mind. The idea of someone who meditates and believes in 'New Age' ideas goes to a therapist for a safe spot to share their story, have a haven- to help stabilize their life. But, because of their beliefs, they end up on medication... which essentially destroys their mind.
Some of the inspiration for this is, well, things I have seen in my career. So many clients over the years who end up with a "medication change" and it's passed around like candy, to people who seriously need the medication to function. And yet, I see them become more of zombies, frustrated and trapped inside themselves.
No, I'm not entirely against drug therapy. But the more I work with severe psychosis, the more I question when it should be implemented as part of the treatment.
And, joy of all joys, Lithium was entered into another contest recently. I put her into the "Insanity" contest at :iconwriters--grimgloomtale: and won the Distinction Award sylwiatelari.deviantart.com/jo…
Which I am incredibly grateful for. Thank you so much!
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