Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.
Some people prefer not to incorporate it into their care plan. (And that’s just fine!)
For others, medication can be a helpful piece of the puzzle.
Well-managed medication can enable you to engage more fully in therapy, self-care, and all the other activities that make up your story.
Some people find that they benefit from consistent medication management over time. For others, medication may play only a temporary role in their emotional wellness.
It’s all about what’s right for you.
Today we’re sharing some of the top things you should know about medication management:
As the year draws to a close, many of us are committing (and re-committing) to caring for our emotional wellness. If you start looking for ways to do this, you’ll likely find a lot of ideas. Too many ideas. Beware of health-information overload! (The goal is emotional wellness, not burnout.) So, if you’re looking for a nice, short list of some straightforward, evidence-based habits that pack a real emotional wellness punch… Look no further. We’ve done the research for you.
Did you know: At Sonder, many of our clients are connected to more than one type of support at a time? (For instance, a client might work with an individual therapist to address issues unique to them, a psychiatrist to manage their medication, and a couples therapist to work through challenges in the relationship with their partner.) Most clients can benefit from individual support. Some find that medication, family, and/or couples support are also helpful. And absolutely everyone’s engaged in some form of self-help! (And by reading this post… you are, too. 😉
So, you’ve done your research. Given it some thought. And you believe medication could be an important part of your emotional wellness care? Congratulations! For many of us, it is. The next step is to schedule a medication evaluation. In this appointment, you’ll sit down with a trained medication management professional to determine if medication might be helpful to you. It’s also a chance to communicate your needs and preferences, discuss any questions you’re having, and collaborate with your provider to create a plan that works for you. You can cover a lot of ground in this appointment! So, it’s worth preparing.
When you meet with a member of our medication management team the goal is, first, to determine if medication is right for you. If it is, the next step is to choose the right medication. Just like therapy, this is a team effort: Your job is to be honest and open about what you’ve been noticing. And to share any questions you may have. Our job is to listen, ask you some questions of our own, and then talk through the options. Ultimately, it’s your decision. But, we’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
Once you’ve met with your medication management provider, determined medication may be helpful for you, and filled your prescription, there’s nothing left to do… right? Not quite. While every situation is different (and you should communicate with your provider to best understand yours), there are some things that can help just about every one of us maximize the benefit of our medication. (No medical degree required.)
Curious about medication management and if it might be right for you?