Objection to the Batshit Craziness

Yesterday’s post talked about the first case of the Supreme Court’s new term, which addressed how mental illness is treated when it comes to criminal defense. While talking about this case in an online discussion group for lawyers, one individual was somewhat dismissive of the defendant in this case, saying, “the insanity defense is for […]

The Ridiculousness of Depression

The last few days, I’ve been going through a severe depression. Yesterday, I spent most of the day either huddled on the couch or in bed, as even simple tasks seemed overwhelming. There was a lot I wanted to get done, but depression had other plans.  I know that it will pass, that the things […]

Trying to Drink it All Away

I said earlier this week that I have never been actively suicidal, and that is true. I also said I’ve been in positions where I didn’t care about myself or living, and that is true too. This is that story.  During the summer of 2011, the summer before I started law school, I was going […]

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 […]

Does This Look Right?

My office is letting employees wear their favorite football gear today, a tip of the hat to the start of the NFL season. So, I dug out an old football jersey and put it on because it is a lot more comfortable than the normal business casual attire I’m supposed to wear. And don’t get […]

Back Into The Fray

The first day back after a long weekend is never easy, regardless of whether you struggle with a mental illness or not. For those who don’t struggle, it can be hard to pull yourself away from the bed after getting to sleep in the last few days. For me though, going back into the fray […]