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 […]

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. […]

The State of Mental Health in This Here Union

Last night was President Trump’s State of the Union address. And I don’t care what you thought about it. I don’t care whether you agreed with it or wanted to follow Nancy Pelosi’s lead and rip it up. I don’t care because I am going to talk about the one thing that is never talked […]

The Red Herring in the Red

A recent study came out that suggested that raising the minimum wage even one dollar would result in a 3.5 percent decrease in suicide. And while that number might sound small, it comes out to 27,550 suicides prevented in the 25-year period examined by the study. The research went on to suggest that a two-dollar […]

A New Start

Okay, so the title might be a little corny given that this is the first post of 2020, but it works for me. The New Year brings not only a new calendar on the wall but new challenges for me. Yesterday was my last day at my old job, courtesy of a contract that the […]

My Mental Health Year In Review

Today is the first of three year-in-reviews that I’m going to be doing. Today’s post reflects on my mental health journey over the last year. Monday’s post will be a look back at the Medication Monday series. Finally, Tuesday will be a year-in-review of the blog as a whole.  So how was my mental health […]