I don't like being labeled as mentally ill. I didn't realize what was happening to me but I began to see a trend. I do have lots of physical problems and had multiple surgeries. Before I even began to talk about how I feel, the conversation almost always turns to depression and antidepressants. I've been offered antidepressants multiple times. This wouldn't be an issue if I present myself as depressed, but the only indication is my medications. I'm on a low dose of Ativan. It is only recently that I began to feel labeled. I don't like being labeled. I just wished doctors didn't jump to a conclusion so quickly. I've been on antidepressants years ago. I feel doctors should be more careful in prescribing antidepressants. They are not the cure all as some seemingly feel it is. I'm not against these drugs, but I strongly feel they need to be carefully considered before offered. Although this bothers me, I feel the label of being mentally ill is more troubling to me. Maybe it just me, but people who are depressed aren't treated very well.