Succeeding at Nothing

This era of COVID is weird, and not just for people battling mental illness. It seems like we have all the time in the world now that we are all stuck at home. Honestly, is there a reason we aren’t all coming out of this experience with spotless houses while being in the best shape […]

Not Wanting To Wear A Mask Is Not A Disability

I’ve seen stories floating around social media of people who are trying to use the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) as excuses not to wear masks in public despite orders from their governor to mask up. First, I want to point out that the most frequently […]

Healing is…Buffering

Therapy can be full of challenges. So can quarantining because of COVID-19. So it is understandable that therapy during the quarantine would have its own challenges. I experienced one of those challenges the other day when there were moments where the video on Zoom was buffering, or when the audio was cutting in and out. […]

Sports…And Other Distractions

This week’s┬áLast Week Tonight with John Oliver talked about sports. Specifically, he talked about how much society misses sports, but also how difficult it will be for sports to come back safely. I am definitely in the camp of people who miss sports. I’ve been trying to compensate by playing through a whole baseball season […]

Medication Monday: Remdesivir

I am once again going to interrupt my regularly scheduled Medication Monday to talk about possible COVID medications as opposed to mental health medications. I do this because COVID-19 is kicking up a lot of added anxiety for a lot of people. Talking about the facts has always helped reduce anxiety for me, so I […]

And So The Calendar Flips to May

Today marks the first day of May. Happy May Day everyone. As was the case with the beginning of April, May rolls in looking very strange indeed, as most of us are currently sheltering in place because of the Coronavirus, myself included.   Yet I highlight the change in the calendar for two reasons. The […]

What Will The New Normal Look Like For Mental Health

You hear a lot of people talking these days about what the “new normal” is going to be once things start to open up once again and once the worst of this pandemic is behind us. Yet on several of the discussion boards I’ve looked at recently, there is a talk about how this issue […]