Originally Posted by Pragma
I suppose that us PhD folks have so little sense that we would advise discontinuing use of a prescribed psychotropic medication over a message board on the internet.
It's honestly so blatantly incorrect and emotionally-charged that even I'm beginning to think so at this point.
To the OP: as erg and JS point out, learning to approach mental health with a truly scientist-oriented mindset is what makes the doctoral degree unique, and is why having a solid foundation in research and science during your doctoral training is essential.
As for location, realize that if you limit yourself now, you're going to make things even more difficult for yourself at the internship and, possibly, postdoc/employment levels as well. People do successfully stay in one area for the entirety of their training, but it's tough.