Guest blogger Gina: Recent articles in major news publications have decried the so-called overuse of antidepressants in American society.
In the America that I live in, a lot more people -- especially moms -- need to be taking them.
I'm not advocating that we all start popping Prozac if we have one bad day, but the cumulative pressures put on most women these days is enough to make even the most capable of supermoms feel chronically overwhelmed, anxious, and downtrodden.
Life is simply too short to deny ourselves and our families the opportunity for happiness, or at least perspective. Why wallow in despair when we don't need to? Being a martyr is so 1950s. Modern medicine is a gift and no one should feel guilty or ashamed to use it to better their lives.
Yes! Do all of the things that your doctor recommends to relieve stress and lift yourself up: exercise regularly, eat better, talk to a counselor, learn a hobby, and count your blessings. But when all that doesn't work...take a pill for Pete's sake!
Everyone in your life -- including you -- will be glad that you did.