Filling the Darkness

Depression is a darkness. It is an emptiness within. It is the place where your joy and your interests and your ability to engage with the world once existed, but depression steals those things away. And in its place it leaves an empty darkness. This emptiness, this darkness, it isn’t how humans are supposed to […]

Medication Monday: Thorazine 

The extra hour this weekend didn’t prevent Monday from coming, which means it is time once again for Medication Monday. This week, we are talking about Thorazine (Chlorpromazine). Thorazine is an anti-psychotic that is used to treat a variety of mood and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, psychosis, the manic phase of bipolar disorder, and behavioral […]

Movember 

November is Men’s Mental Health Month. Why do men get their own mental health month? Because even though women are more likely to be diagnosed, men are more likely to deal with their mental illness with drugs, alcohol, or worse, suicide. And so Movember is doing something to further men’s health. First of all, they […]

A Pretty Decent Month

October started and ended with me fight through depressions. Yet, most of the month was actually fairly good. It was the longest stretch I’ve had without a depressive episode in a while, and, as an added treat, it was the best month for this site’s overall viewership, so thank you for that!  Depression is a […]

Our Masks and Costumes 

It is Halloween, the day when pumpkins appear in more than just our lattes and when parents try to prevent sugar comas in their children. It is also, of course, a day full of masks and costumes.  For those of us who struggle with mental illness, we seem to wear masks all the time, not […]

Tough Talk

Therapy can be hard. You are expected to open up about you darkness and let a stranger see your demons. It can rip open wounds you had been trying to ignore. It is tough talk, but it is necessary. Yesterday I had my regular therapy session. We talked about one of the issues that is […]