I’ll Stick With Zombies, Thanks

During my therapy session yesterday, my therapist and I were talking about how I can at least do something positive when in the midst of a depressive episode, even if it is just watching something I enjoy on Netflix because I don’t have the energy for anything else. She suggested that I could watch uplifting […]

Missing Motivation

One of the things I worked on in my last therapy appointment, and have had a hard time with throughout my battle with depression and anxiety, is motivation. Especially when I am in the midst of a major depressive episode, motivation seems to be missing in action. And I mean any motivation. Motivation to shower. […]

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 […]

Living in a Snowglobe

It is snowing here today. Big flakes are floating gently passed the window as I write this, giving the neighborhood the semblance of a snowglobe. And as I watch the flakes fall, I can’t help but think that is an apt analogy for what is going on in my head. Because snowglobes only take on […]

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 […]