Reminder: DYI Doctoring Is A Big No-No

On my weekly Medication Monday posts, I often use WebMD as a resource. And as background research, WebMD and other reliable resources found through Google are great. They give you basic information that will allow you to be more knowledgable when you talk with medical professionals. Because I know, talking to doctor’s can be confusing. […]

Medication Monday: Chloroquine

Well, since Coronavirus is what is on everyone’s mind, I figured that instead of my regular discussion of mental health medication, I would use this week’s Medication Monday to talk about a medication that has been discussed in connection with the Coronavirus outbreak. And that medication is Chloroquine. The reason it is being discussed is […]

Mental Health Solutions in the Era of Social Distancing

The world has changed dramatically over the past several weeks. And it may be several months before things return to normal. So, what does that mean for access to mental health treatment, which already had certain hurdles? In some cases, the Coronavirus might be tearing down those walls. First, if you see a therapist in […]

Sometimes A Cough is Just A Cough

Coronavirus. Apparently, my last post didn’t put the issue to rest, and people are still talking about it. And as hard as that is to believe, I figured it was worth a second post over something I’ve noticed happening, sometimes in jest, sometimes in seriousness. And that is people stopping and holding their breath when […]

I’ve Been Avoiding Crowds Since Before It Was Cool

Coronavirus, or COVID-19. It seems to be all anyone is talking about these days, so let’s talk about it. It is, of course, a new strain of the coronavirus that is causing panic as it spreads around the globe. And the best defense that experts can offer is to wash your hands, avoid touching your […]

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 […]