Where mental illness may be a science, I could argue that mental health is more art. We create our own mental health and we strive for it in as many ways as there are colors on a palette. For me, I am always looking for peace. Serenity speaks health to me. It could be a … [Read more...] about What is Mental Health Anyway?
Many people have preconceived notions about the treatment of depression. The media seems to reinforce the idea that psychiatry/psychology is a bunch of voodoo, whoo-whoo, touchy-feely nonsense. While there may be a few good resources and examples out there, the … [Read more...] about Am I Really Depressed And What Do I Do About It?
The raw, powerful Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, has generated a fair bit of discussion and controversy. Based on a novel with the same title, the series tells the story of a girl, Hannah, who leaves behind tapes explaining the 13 reasons why she committed suicide. The … [Read more...] about Why We Need to Pay Attention to 13 Reasons Why
Depression is incredibly common. Andrew Solomon calls it, "The family secret everyone has." Anyone who has been depressed knows how painful and exhausting it can be, but the stigma and resulting secrecy surrounding depression make it even more difficult. People who are truly … [Read more...] about Depression: Why Can’t I Just Snap Out of It?
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I really need to find that last piece of information for my taxes. Every weekend, I have this exact thought pestering the back of my subconscious. There is no point in contacting the accountant until I have everything...is the last thought that flitters away as I turn back to … [Read more...] about Procrastination: A Pressure Cooker of Stress and Worry