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 […]

Taking Mental Illness to the Supremes

Yesterday, the Supreme Court of the United States heard the first case of Court’s new term, Kahler v. Kansas. At issue is whether a state can abolish the traditional insanity defense in favor of a less inclusive mens rea test. As numerous experts have explained, and as I will explain below, the Court should reject […]

Medication Monday: Psychedelics

It is Monday, which means it is time to drag ourselves back to work, and that it is time for another Medication Monday. And today, I want to do something a little different. I want to go outside the normal collection mental health medications one might receive a prescription for, and instead talk about psychedelics […]

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 […]