Reminder: DYI Doctoring Is A Big No-No

On my weekly Medication Monday posts, I often use WebMD as a resource. And as background research, WebMD and other reliable resources found through Google are great. They give you basic information that will allow you to be more knowledgable when you talk with medical professionals. Because I know, talking to doctor’s can be confusing. […]

Growing Up In The Darkness 

Being young is always a confusing time, whether you battle mental illness or not. If you do battle mental illness, you may not even realize that you have a condition and that help is available for that condition. I think about that a lot as I prepare to become a father myself.  People who knew […]

Familiar Familial Fears

Try saying that three times fast. All joking aside though because this is a serious post. My wife and I are expecting our first child at the end of May. We are, of course, extremely excited. And I am also experiencing the normal range of emotions for a first time father, although how any of […]

Medication Monday: Paxil

Winter seems to be on its way out, but the Mondays just keep coming, and so do the Medication Mondays, the weekly series that offers a brief, informative introduction to the various mental health medications available on the market. While this is not a substitute for medical advice, it is meant to help you be […]

On Anger

This week’s episode over on my podcast, A Light in The Darkness, focused a lot on anger. And the fact is that while people often think of depression as being mostly about a lack of energy and interest, the fact is it can also manifest as anger. I know I have experienced this during my […]

Missing the Flavor in the Mac and Cheese

Yesterday, my therapist and I talked about the need for me to get outside of my bubble more often. It should be noted that while I like the idea, at least in theory, the mere phrase triggers twinges of anxiety within me in practice. I am so reluctant to try new things unless someone else […]