Taking Mental Illness to the Supremes

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the first case of Court’s new term, Kahler v. Kansas. At issue is whether a state can abolish the traditional insanity defense in favor of a less inclusive mens rea test. As numerous experts have explained, and as I will explain below, the Court should reject […]

Walmart and the American Way

After yet more mass shootings recently, including one that took place inside a Walmart, the iconic American superstore announced it was no longer selling certain types of ammunition, would stop selling handguns in the final few stores that did so, and asked that customers not openly carry their guns in Walmart. Outspoken gun advocates denounced […]

America’s Pastime and America’s Epidemic

Earlier this season, the Los Angeles Angels and Major League Baseball in general experienced a tragedy when young pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his Texas hotel room. Yesterday, the medical examiner’s report came out, showing his death was the result of a combination of fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol in his system. Sadly, this […]

Luck-less Lesson

Andrew Luck recently announced he was retiring from football. And I want to use today’s post to briefly touch on the response to his announcement, because it demonstrates a mentality that is so harmful for men everywhere.  Luck’s announcement was abrupt for sure, with the regular season just around the corner. In his announcement, he […]

Medication Monday

Today, I’d like to start a new series within this blog: “Medication Monday.” Normally, this series will be when I take a closer look at a given medication for mental health. However, today I want to do something different. Today I want to use Medication Monday to call out the stigma surrounding mental health medication […]

The Darkest Tale and the Red Herring: Guns and Mental Illness

I am heartbroken. I am angry. And I am sure I am not the only one.  I am heartbroken because this weekend, America witnessed the true horror of not one, but two mass shootings. These nightmares, and our nation’s epidemic of gun violence, truly are the darkest tales of this nation.  I am angry because […]

Can Mental Health Get A Minute Before Time Is Up? 

Over the last two nights, twenty of the Democrats running for president held their second debate. Now, I don’t care who you are supporting. I don’t care if you’ll be voting for Trump in 2020 or one of the many faces we saw over the course of the last two nights. I don’t care because […]