Why do people dislike mental illness medication so much?

I just ask because when with a counsellor, she said something like '...because we want to try to keep you off medication unless necessary.' and I realised this is something I've heard quite often. I just wondered why it was seen as a bad thing when it's just take a pill and feel better. I know... show more I just ask because when with a counsellor, she said something like '...because we want to try to keep you off medication unless necessary.' and I realised this is something I've heard quite often. I just wondered why it was seen as a bad thing when it's just take a pill and feel better. I know nothing about it, but if I'd been given the offer, I'd take it. I'm also underage, I don't know if that effects it? I get it might sometimes give you stomach aches or something like that, but for me, that honestly seems worth the result.
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