Progress v. Panic

I was listening to a story from NPR’s 1A the other day that included an in-depth discussion of school shooting prevention and the psychological impact on schoolchildren who now have to participate in things like “active shooter drills.” One of the big takeaways is that these drills, especially if not done right, may cause more […]

Progress vs. Procrastination

Coming into this week I had a list of things I wanted to get done. Then my physical and mental health both took a bit of a turn and thus far many of the things on my to-do list remain undone. And this isn’t the first time I have dealt with this. I’ve noticed that […]

Medication Monday: Valium

Happy President’s Day everyone. Some of you might have today off if so kudos to you. However, another Monday means that it is once again time for Medication Monday, the weekly series that discusses various mental health medications. It is not a substitute for medical advice, but rather a brief informative introduction to mental health […]

A Reminder This Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day can be hard for a lot of people. It used to be hard for me because I feared I was unlovable. Yet that is just the lies mental illness likes to whisper. Don’t listen to them. Don’t listen to them no matter where you are in life or how your romantic prospects look. […]

A Marriage Story

Yesterday, I talked about how I would stick with zombies when I needed a pick me up. This comment, in part, was a response to a discussion with my therapist about A Marriage Story, the Netflix original film highlighting what happens after a marriage falls apart. You see, I had set out to watch all of […]