What I Wish I Knew Before Going on Meds at Age 12

Published On 09/13/2016 Published On 09/13/2016
taking meds at age 12
Daniel Fishel/Thrillist
I figured the prescription for Xanax the shrink was writing was like amoxicillin.
I lost weight. I couldn't eat. I couldn't leave my room.
Finding the right therapist is harder than dating.
I was TERRIFIED to tell my friends that I took meds.
For some people, therapy and breathing techniques aren't enough to keep anxiety or depression at bay.