It makes me cringe when I hear someone joke, “Did you forget your meds this morning?” They say it when someone is acting like a total tool, is spacey for one reason or another, or flipping out. First of all, many people with mental illness would love to not take their meds. Taking meds can suck. Figuring out the right medication can be a nightmare. No one wants to have to have a chronic illness they have to treat. But if they didn’t take their meds, they wouldn’t act like a “weirdo” or a tool, or a space cadet. If they missed or stopped their meds, it could be serious. Frankly, it could be a life or death situation. No one jokes about someone missing their heart medication or insulin, and for those who have to take medicine for mental illness, it is the same thing. Joke about it all you want, but know it is a likely possibly the person you are joking to takes meds or has a friend or family member who has to. Be a compassionate person, and lose the phrase.