Thanks for writing this! As a therapist, I empower my clients to advocate for themselves by asking questions, by narrowing down their needs and concerns when addressing medication. We look at all options, operating together to find a solution that best fits their needs. However, being in the field for several years — there are conditions where medication is necessary for normal day to day functions especially with Schizophrenia or other conditions involving psychosis. And honestly, the effects medicine had on these individuals were like night and day. Equally, many struggle with managing side effects. It is absolutely a life long journey, a very difficult one for most. I’m glad you were able to find a good therapist who was able to help you through your journey.