the day the lights dimmed: a first person account of being over medicated for depression

I am a freelance health and wellness writer, poet and storyteller from Vancouver Island, Canada.

I was 15 when I started taking antidepressants. And contrary to popular belief, I don’t think it had anything to do with my brain chemistry. As an artistic and empathetic child (read: picked up on everyone’s emotions), I felt suffocated in my family home. However it wasn’t anyones fault: we were all doing the best we could with what we knew at the time. I consider myself the black sheep of the family. I felt different...

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