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Medications and Mental Health

Not everyone needs medications for good mental health. Discover if medications might help you achieve mental health for your situation.

If you are at imminent risk for self-harm please go to the Madison Memorial Emergency Room. For individuals who are at risk for harming themselves or are having a similar significant crisis, please text or call 988 to access the National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline.

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Do I Need Medication?

Mental health problems can be a complicated mixture of genetics, life experiences, and biology. Many people will do well with counseling or with the self-help programs in TAO. However, for some people, medications can be a great help. You may have many worries about medications and concerns about whether they would be appropriate in your situation. The resources below may be helpful for you.

Additional Resources

The following resources are not created, maintained, or controlled by BYU-Idaho and are intended to serve as an educational resource. BYU-Idaho does not endorse any content that is not in keeping with university policy or doctrines and teaching of the Church.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Learn about what different medications can do for you.

Mental Health Medications
National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Information about mental illness and what medications may be able to help.

Helpful Mental Health Info
Loving Your Superpowers
Free booklet written by Dr. Andy Bradbury addressing mental illness and medications.
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Loving Your Superpowers

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