Suicide Prevention Needs To Be More Than Just A Day or A Month

Today, September 10th, is World Suicide Prevention Day. September is Suicide Prevention Month. However, suicide prevention can’t be just about one day or one month. We can save lives, but first we must break the stigma.  We don’t talk about suicides, but if we did then some of the statistics would likely shock people. Suicide […]

Medication Monday: Prozac

Today’s Monday looks at the SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) that started it all! Prozac (fluoxetine). When I say that Prozac started it all, I don’t mean it was the first medication for mental health disorders. Prior to the introduction of Prozac, treatment typically involved Tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs). Tricyclics acted by raising the neurotransmitters serotonin […]

Serenity & Wisdom

Mental illness is wicked in many ways. One of those wicked ways is that it will convince your own brain to lie to you. It will convince you that people you know love you don’t, that you are alone when you aren’t, and that you shouldn’t get help, when you really should. So it can […]

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 […]

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 […]