Medication Monday: Klonopin

It is once again time for another installment of Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers a brief introduction to various mental health medications. This week we are talking about Klonopin (Clonazepam). Klonopin belongs to a class of medications known as benzodiazepines. It is used to treat seizure disorders, but because it acts by calming […]

The Monster in the Closet

I am semi-organized. And that description of myself is semi-accurate. Yes, I can find the things I use regularly, the clothing I wear often. I almost never misplace my keys or my wallet. Yet underneath the piles of things that I use often is a different kind of darkness, a monster in my closet that […]

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 […]

Who’s Laughing Now?

I’ve heard a lot of things, both positive and negative, about last year’s, Joker, which is up for a Best Picture Nomination. I’d heard a lot about it because of the way it handles mental illness, specifically the mental illnesses of Arthur Fleck, who goes on to become the sociopathic supervillain, Joker. And this past […]

Medication Monday: Depakote

The Super Bowl and the NFL season may be over, but Medication Monday, the weekly series that introduces various mental health medications, goes on. This week we are talking about Depakote (Divalproex). This medication is used to treat the manic stage of bipolar depression. It can also be used to treat migraine headaches and seizures. […]

Mindless and Wordless

Yesterday, I sat staring at my computer, before finally conceding the day to writer’s block. I have plenty I want to write about it coming posts, but the words just wouldn’t come. They wouldn’t come, in part, because I was being the opposite of mindful. I was being mindless. And wordless. Writer’s block is, of […]

Medication Monday: Risperidone

Another week brings us another installment of Medication Monday, the weekly series that offers a brief introduction to some of the mental health medications out there. This week we are talking about Risperidone, which is the common name of an antipsychotic medication available to treat certain mood and mental health disorders, such as schizophrenia and […]