The Darkest Tale and the Red Herring: Guns and Mental Illness

I am heartbroken. I am angry. And I am sure I am not the only one.  I am heartbroken because this weekend, America witnessed the true horror of not one, but two mass shootings. These nightmares, and our nation’s epidemic of gun violence, truly are the darkest tales of this nation.  I am angry because […]

Can Mental Health Get A Minute Before Time Is Up? 

Over the last two nights, twenty of the Democrats running for president held their second debate. Now, I don’t care who you are supporting. I don’t care if you’ll be voting for Trump in 2020 or one of the many faces we saw over the course of the last two nights. I don’t care because […]

Well, That Looks Normal To Me

As a kid, I loved playing catcher in Little League and Babe Ruth League Baseball. Perhaps because of all the time I spent crouched down, or perhaps because that is how it was meant to happen, I developed knee pains that plagued me through middle school and high school. Doctors, physical therapists, and athletic trainers […]

It Isn’t Funny If You Have To Explain It

I can have funny moments from time to time. However, I usually quickly kill a joke by either over using it or explaining it. And truthfully, it isn’t funny if you have to explain it.  Many great comedians have suffered or do suffer from depression, anxiety, and/or other mental illnesses. They include comic legends like […]

Disabled. Broken. (And Me)

I am in the process of seeking an accommodation from my employer for my anxiety and depressive disorders under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). And the impostor syndrome I talked about yesterday can’t get past the word disabled. Disabled. Broken. And me. It doesn’t seem to fit. After all, I can walk and run […]