Does This Look Right?

My office is letting employees wear their favorite football gear today, a tip of the hat to the start of the NFL season. So, I dug out an old football jersey and put it on because it is a lot more comfortable than the normal business casual attire I’m supposed to wear. And don’t get […]

You’re Damn Right I’m Angry

I had other things I wanted to talk about today, but it was brought to my attention yesterday that I am angry. And you’re damn right I’m angry. This realization comes from my therapy session yesterday. While talking about how I manage my mental illnesses, my therapist said it sounded like I was mad about […]

Back Into The Fray

The first day back after a long weekend is never easy, regardless of whether you struggle with a mental illness or not. For those who don’t struggle, it can be hard to pull yourself away from the bed after getting to sleep in the last few days. For me though, going back into the fray […]

Medication Mondays: Lexapro

Today is Monday, which means Medication Monday, the new series where I explore mental health medication and the stigma surrounding them. For today’s post I will be focusing on Lexipro (Escitalopram), which I am plenty familiar with given that it is what I take. Lexapro is typically prescribed in either 10 or 20 mg doses. […]

Long Weekends and Lessons for Self-Care

Millions of Americans are relishing the fact that they don’t have to wake up and go to work tomorrow like they normally would on a Monday, courtesy of Labor Day. I’ve always thought it ironic that a day called Labor Day was a day when so few labored, instead hosting cook-outs and savoring the extra […]

America’s Pastime and America’s Epidemic

Earlier this season, the Los Angeles Angels and Major League Baseball in general experienced a tragedy when young pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his Texas hotel room. Yesterday, the medical examiner’s report came out, showing his death was the result of a combination of fentanyl, oxycodone, and alcohol in his system. Sadly, this […]

Lawson’s Lesson

It isn’t easy for me to be honest about my battle with mental illness. It was a journey for me to get here, a journey traveled in booze and beers and tears and joy and heartbreak and so much more. On my journey, I traveled through dark, paralyzing places and palaces in my mind. And […]