, sometimes used by those who are ashamed that they are taking an antidepressant. The stigmatizing attitude of our society's towards mental health
is puzzling, and does immeasurable harm, preventing many from getting the help they need.
Nobody tells a diabetic that their disease is a personal failing, or caused by sin. Nobody tells them to just "snap out of it". Nobody says insulin is a "crutch". Yet people say all these things about depression, about antidepressant medications.
Depression is a biochemical disorder.