Show 145 You Don't Have to Medicate Your Symptoms

You do not have to take medications for anxiety disorders. It is a choice. A choice that is made with information, self-compassion and resources that can help you understand what it means if you decide not to use medication for your condition.

If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.

Resources Mentioned: 

The Anxiety and Depression Association of American has a short page about some of the alternatives anxiety treatments to medication. has a huge page about anxiety disorder information and resources. The founders of the site lost their daughter to prescription drug abuse,  so the focus on this site is to present resources that are an options to medication.

There is a page on the Walgreens website that describes the various types of mental health therapy providers that you might find in the marketplace of mental health. Knowing what the titles mean can help you understand what the provider can and can't do.


Links to other sites are provided for information purposes only and do not constitute endorsements. 

Always seek the advice of a qualified health provider with questions you may have regarding a medical or mental health disorder.

This blog and podcast is intended for informational and educational purposes only. Nothing in this program is intended to be a substitute for professional psychological, psychiatric or medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.