Medications for Mental Illness are not the solution, but can be part of a solution, that includes a bunch of other things one with a Mental Illness can be doing for themselves.
Taking medications for a severe mental illness is just one part of a bigger picture.
I have been on different meds over the years, since I was a child really, and I can honestly say that some meds have helped and others have actually worsened my condition.
There is no Magic Bullet pill that does it all.
Exercising, eating well, getting involved in a healthy social setting, family, friends, seeing a therapist, getting involved in meaningful activity, are also very important for someone with a Mental Illness.
Its not just about taking the meds, there are other factors that should be at play.
Stress can trigger a relapse in someone with a severe mental illness, no matter how many meds one is taking - it happens.
Medications play an important role in the healing process - thats for sure.