Welcome to Choice and Medication for NorthWestern Mental Health
This website contains up-to-date medication fact sheets which outline the benefits and risks of each medication. Simply type in the name of a medication and click Search. You will then be able to choose from:
The fact sheets have also been translated into a number of languages which you can select from.
There are many different types of medications in use and it can be confusing to keep track of them all, including any side effects that they may cause.
Basically, there are four main types of medication:
The response to medication can vary from person to person. What is helpful to one person might not help another. Finding the right medication and dosage for your needs can take some time. It is important that you are fully informed of your options and what to expect from each medication.
Use this resource page and work with your treating team so that you can understand:
NWMH encourages all consumers, carers and families to be engaged with their treating teams. Consumers can write Recovery and Wellness plans, and Advance Statements to let the treating team know what has worked or not worked for them. Carers and families can also receive information from the treating team via family meetings.