Your Treatment Plan

Mental Health
5. Medication


Your Treatment Plan

Not all mental health problems must be treated with medication, and medication should never be the first or only form of treatment you receive. Every person is different, and it is up to your psychiatrist, with you and your caregiver, to decide if medication is right for you. Don’t be afraid to talk with your therapist and psychiatrist about how you are feeling and about any concerns you have about taking medication.

If you are taking medication, your treatment plan should always include individual therapy. Research shows that many medications are not fully effective unless used in combination with therapy. If you ever feel like you are not receiving all the services you need, speak to your caseworker, therapist, psychiatrist, or lawyer right away.