A World Mental Health Day Rant

Even with the medication, things aren’t all roses. The meds have helped, but an SSRI can only do so much. It can’t remove unpleasant memories or put more money in my wallet. It can’t remove systemic racism or sexism or misogyny from my life. It can’t make the people around me show me support or comfort or care. It’s important to remember that depression isn’t just a chemical imbalance. It’s financial insecurity, and micro-aggressions, and misogynoir, and neglect, and gentrification, and…

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