Mental health medication

Often the cost of therapy or prescription drugs has been known to deter young people from getting the help they need. Find information about common mental health medications as well as resources to help pay for mental health treatment. Local service providers and family physicians may also have information about low-cost recovery resources.

Common types of mental health medications

Mental health prescriptions are typically daily pills or capsules taken orally. Many are also available in other forms, including injections, liquids and tablets. Be sure to talk to your physician or psychiatrist if you think one of the following medications might be right for you:

  • Anti-anxiety medications
  • Antidepressants
  • Antipsychotics
  • Cognitive enhancers
  • Generic prescriptions
  • Mood stabilizers
  • Psychostimulants
  • Substance abuse medications


Mental health medication lists


List of mental health medications available in the U.S.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Get help understanding your medications.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

Learn more about the types of mental health treatment options.

Paying for medications

The following are the most common methods for paying for mental health prescriptions:

  • Medicaid or another form of public medical assistance
  • Payment assistance from pharmaceutical companies
  • Prescription assistance programs
  • Work, family or privately purchased insurance

Depending on your need and eligibility, you may qualify for medical assistance through the state of Ohio. There are also many national programs which may be able to help cover the costs of your medications.