Thing a Day
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Thing a Day

The Ballad of the Bender: My Experience Going Off My Meds

A story of losing friendships and gaining insight.

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I talk periodically about the time in my life that I call “the bender.” This was a point in college where I decided that I didn’t care for how my psychiatric medications were making me feel and quit taking them cold turkey without telling anyone.

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In which I write one thing each day.

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Matthew Maniaci

Matthew Maniaci

Living with and talking about mental illness in an open, honest way to help break down stigma. I was one of those suicidal kids you read about. He/him/his.

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