Ben is right, and gives very good advice, I take anti psychotic medication, sleep a lot and get depressed, and took the meds when I Lived at a Buddhist temple for 3 months and was a monk, so anti psychotic meds are not going to stop you from being a good buddhist or a good person, getting psychotic or having a breakdown you can do much worse, Anti psychotic is not a drug or an intoxicant like the precept tells us we cannot take, it is a medicine, they had herb medicines in the Buddha's time and the Buddha said it was no problem to take them. Please if you have a problem with medicine plead with your doctor to lower your dose or change brands, don't try to quit, not now, you have so much ahead of you, you are so young,
Not taking medicine will ruin your life much quicker than taking it, Please. And please, very important, any drug or alcohol you use will make your problem worse, so you end up having to take more medicine and or go to the hospital. Any street drugs or alcohol makes psychotic illness worse, so you will have to take medicine the rest of your life like me, if you can stay sober for 3 years, you may not need any more medicine, or need less medicine, don't do the stupid thing I did and smoke pot for 20 years so now I cannot sleep AT ALL with out strong medicine, please this is very important.
18 years ago I made one of the most important decisions of my life and entered a local Cambodian Buddhist Temple as a temple boy and, for only 3 weeks, an actual Therevada Buddhist monk. I am not a scholar, great meditator, or authority on Buddhism, but Buddhism is something I love from the Bottom of my heart. It has taught me sobriety, morality, peace, and very importantly that my suffering is optional, and doesn't have to run my life. I hope to give back what little I can to the Buddhist community that has so generously given me so much, sincerely former monk John