Mommy Needs Medicine—and That’s Okay

If my children ever struggle with a mental illness, I want them to come to me with it and to seek help.

I want them to know that it’s okay to take medication to treat a mental illness and that it’s not something to be ashamed of.

I want them to know that God does not fault us for the things that are wrong with our bodies and that He still loves us.

I want them to know mental illness is not something to hide and that there is no reason to suffer in silence or to go at it alone.

So I’m going to keep taking my medication in front of my kids and having conversations with them as they grow up.

I’m going to continue keeping it real about mental illness.


This piece originally appeared at Her Strength & Dignity by Courtney Devich, published with permission.

Courtney Devich
Courtney Devich
I am a mom of two little ones (God blessed me with one of each) and a recent stay-at-home mom. I am originally from the beautiful state of Montana and moved to Michigan a few years ago (and yes, I miss the mountains!). I started my blog, Her Strength & Dignity, to provide inspiration and strength to mothers through their faith. I'm a lover of all things coffee and a good Target run. Follow along on Facebook and Instagram.

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