Do I need medication?

Over the past few years with anxiety, I did manage to overcome it. However, as I grow older into a teenager, It’s getting harder for me due to the amount of stress, workload, pressure, expectations, and many more. I thought about going IMH with a guardian to take a test but I also feel like I need medications in order to stabilise myself and relax. Should I visit IMH to get prescriptions or no?

Hi @mzrzh0

Thank you for sharing your struggles with us on this platform. All those years of dealing with anxiety must have been tough and it takes commitment to work through it. I would like to say that I am impressed by your effort to overcoming it.

As you step into a different life stage, it is natural to feel that things are getting more challenging as you adjust to different settings and people. I wonder if you have tried your previous ways of coping with the stress and anxiety and whether it has been helpful. You are a strong person to have come so far, and I believe that you can overcome it this time too. Perhaps you feel that you require more support during this period as things are more stressful, which is okay too. I would like to suggest some resources for you to consider as well:

[] (https://Feel More Control )

Perhaps you can share more about how you are affected by your current situation, such as daily routine, appetite and sleep habits. Also, what are some expectations that you are meeting and whether there is a way to manage these expectations, so they are more balanced and realistic.

As to whether you need medications, I am afraid I am unable to provide any advice regarding to that. However, you may consider taking an online assessment to understand your mental state and possibly help you make a better decision. (

You may also make an appointment with IMH and consult with a professional to get a better understanding of what is happening and what can be helpful for you.

Here are other community options you may consider:

Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) - 1800-283 7019


Care Corner Counselling Centre - 1800-353 5800

I hope things get better for you! Remember that you deserve and can get the necessary support you need. Looking forward to hearing back from you, take care!

Hello @mzrzh0

Thank you for coming onto this space to share about your struggles. I hear you that your anxiety is getting overwhelming.

I am not a professional but based on my personal experience, I would say that there is no harm seeking help from a professional, they will be able to guide you on your next course of action.

Additionally, I would add that before you decide to take medication, it’s good to read up on those meds cause like any meds, there’s bound to be side effects and a tendency to become reliant on meds. I would say that it’s good to explore other avenues of help too like therapy before starting on meds.

Hope this helps! :slight_smile: