not in my opnion. Medications is just another way to alter your mind and to try and "fix" you. Alot of people that get medication for help end up being dependent on it. Plus who really knows the long term effects? I started taking meds when I was 15. I took them for 2 years, not willingly. I gained weight, my eating and sleeping habbits changed. I still always felt depressed. I can HONESTLY tell you that I feel much better now that I am not on them. I never needed them. My parents just thought that would fix me, I was never broken. Just sad. angry, and whatever. But I became more sad and more angry when i was on medication. I would literally flip out when someone pissed me off. It wasnt me, that was the meds talkin. I couldnt bare ever hurting anyone. Suicidal thoughs, yeah they increased when I was on meds. As a matter of fact the only atttemps I made of suicide was when I was on medication. Another thing about taking pills. . .my parents would alway believe they could tell when I wasnt taking them. They always nlamed me for not taking my meds when I did get mad, or sad. They thought that medication would make it go away, I always knew that it wouldnt. Yet I always took the pills. There were so many that they put me on because nothing seemed to help. Another thing I didnt like about them was the tatse in my mouth that wouldnt go away. Plus tremors. I still get that after being off the meds. I have now been off for about 3 and a half years. They never not once helped me. . .they didnt keep me here. I did. I never wanted to die. I just wanted to live. But I know that I will. Still working on that. But with faith, I know thats coming. . .what about you?