**don't publish. will be edited later

*WARNING 

We have become over-comforted, over-medicated, over-stimulated and risk averse. Where has it got us? Mental health is at an all time low and here's a fact that should change the way you think about "Health" and the "Health Industry" :

OVER 8 MILLION PEOPLE ARE PRESCRIBED ANTIDEPRESSANTS BY DOCTORS IN THE UK. 

ONE OF THE MOST COMMON SIDE EFFECTS IS DEPRESSIVE THOUGHTS AND ANXIETY (what the drug is supposed to treat).

OVER 2 MILLION PEOPLE HAVE BEEN TAKING THEM FOR LONGER THAN 5 YEARS (how are the drugs actually helping?)

Think about it.

There is another way. Antidepressants may have their place and in extreme circumstances if they can provide relief to a person then that's positive. But largely the cost/benefit doesn't stack up. In a head to head do you think exercise would outperform antidepressants? Would cold water therapy?

Every person is individual as are their needs, and this is not medical advice, but the aim of this content is to get people thinking and challenge what we accept as "normal" for our health; trusted medical professional says take this drug that will block your serotonin reuptake (work against your own body) and significantly alter your personality. You will likely experience negative side effects including depressive thoughts and anxiety, and up to 75% of people experience serious sexual dysfunction. Oh and they are highly addictive. There has to be another way.