If you’re taking medication for mental illness, stay safe and hydrated!

> “Studies have shown that those with mental illness are at higher risk during heat waves. A study of the 2012 Wisconsin heat wave that killed 27 people found that more than half of those deaths had mental illness, and half of those were taking psychiatric medication.
Not all patients taking psychiatric medication will have increased sensitivity to extreme heat, but many who do suffer in the heat may not understand why.”


[caption id="attachment_208" align="aligncenter" width="612"] Spoiler alert![/caption] It was really hot. The Alabama sun was like those warming lights at a fast food restaurant; I could almost feel my skin getting crispy. We walked through the tall grass of the almost empty field, our destination not yet in sight. Sweat poured out of every part of… Read more...