Not long ago, people used to think mental illness was the result of evil or demonic forces taking possession of a person. My family thought this about me when I was experiencing psychosis. They even held a seance for me. However, medicine saved my life and brought me back to normal. Medicine and science saved my life. There is much science and research behind medicine. They know how medicine will affect you and how long it will take to experience results. But medicine slowly reduces negative behaviors and medicine completely eliminated psychosis for me.

SCIENCE is the answer. Science. And we just developed psychiatry in the nineteenth century. We just developed medicine in 1950s. We are quickly approaching 100 years of psychiatric medicine. Just thirty years away. I am excited to see what developments take place in that time.

As science develops, so will treatment options. It used to be that people would "beat the evil" out of a person or send them to an asylum. Now we have medicine and treatment. We need to express that treatment helps. Put a voice behind those in treatment. 

WHAT FACTS DO YOU KNOW ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT AND ITS EVOLUTION?

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