Drugs, alcohol and mental health
I’m not one for drinking alcohol but I do know many people who manage to take alcohol and can still maintain a decent living with their work, family life, relationships etc. These are people without mental health conditions. Mixing alcohol and/or drugs with a mental health condition is only asking for trouble! These already distort reality and can only push you closer to the edge if you have a pre-existing mental health condition. There are also dangerous contraindications if alcohol is mixed with drugs prescribed for mental health conditions. If you have a mental health condition and have to take medication, you will see it clearly written on the accompanying leaflet DO NOT TAKE ALCOHOL.
Refusing to take your medication
Mental health and money
Just like everyone else, if you have a mental health condition, you have to take steps to ensure that your finances are not put at risk. You will have to maintain your standard of living, keep up with savings and live a frugal lifestyle. This will ensure that you do not have additional stressors to make your situation worse. Here is a post about taking care of your personal finances. I am sure you will find it useful and will also find useful tips to make even more money in a short amount of time. These are steps that I have taken and I can tell you that they work. You may also sign up to receive our newsletter with more tips and ideas for a better life.
Relying on self-help