Medication Monday: Wellbutrin

Today’s Medication Monday takes a look at the antidepressant Wellbutrin (Bupropion).  Unlike some of the other antidepressants that this series has covered, Wellbutrin is chemically distinct from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), instead belonging to a group of drugs known as aminoketones. However, like SSRIs, Wellbutrin can be used to improve mood, treating both major […]

What a Day: World Mental Health Day 2019

Today is World Mental Health Day. It is also the one year anniversary of my first post. And it has been quite a year.  I started this blog on World Mental Health Day 2018 because I wanted to share my experiences with the world, let others who are struggling know they are not alone, and […]

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 […]

Hate Is Not A Mental Illness

The other day I was wearing a shirt put out by the great folks over at Mental Health America. The shirt says, ‘Hate Is Not A Mental Illness.’ The purpose of this simple statement is to counter the narrative heard all too often that mass shootings and other acts of senseless violence are just the […]

Medication Monday: Zoloft

Another Monday, and another Medication Monday! Medication Monday, for anyone who doesn’t know, is a series here on The Dark Tales Project that is focused on giving readers a brief introduction to a different mental health medication each week in an effort to educate and reduce the stigma surrounding the use of medication for mental […]

Your Depression vs. Your Suicide

I included this quote yesterday, “I’d rather hear about your depression than your suicide.” It is a very important quote, but I cannot take full credit for it. It was shared from the ‘Enlightened Consciousness’ Facebook page. I’ve also seen it on the ‘St. Catherine’s Episcopal Church’s’ Facebook page, and it may very well have […]

Medication Monday: Esketamine

Given that it is still suicide awareness month, I wanted to use this week’s Medication Monday to talk about one of the newest players on the market. And one of the oldest. And perhaps one of the least understood. The drug I am talking about is esketamine, which may also be recognized by the brand […]