Posts Tagged ‘mental-health’

It has been a while. It has been a time. What a time.   It’s hard for me to say where I have been. I don’t want to say where I’ve been, but I can give you a glimpse. If the flow of this talk (can we call it that?) seems out of  order it’s […]


I pledge my commitment to the Blog For Mental Health 2013 Project.  I will blog about mental health topics not only for myself, but for others.  By displaying this badge, I show my pride, dedication, and acceptance for mental health.  I use this to promote mental health education in the struggle to erase stigma. Check out: Blog […]


Today, I want to build something, and I hope I can take you with me. I’m not manic or even hypomanic, but rather, I feel like I just took my first breath of free air since this long depression has been holding me down. I want to build something now. A mood. A thought. And […]


One day a young man heading home came to a wide and wild river. He stared and stared and stared, wondering how he was going to get across. It was impossible. Just as he was about to give up and turn back he saw someone on the other side of the river. The young man […]


“Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more” – Shakespeare, Henry V Act 3, scene 1 Once, and many more times. For people with mood disorders: What battle do we wage? What foe do we face? What are we armed with? Will we win? What Battle do we wage? What foe do we face? […]


“Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close-knit family in another city.” – George Burns Over the holiday season, we are all bound to see some extended family at some point. This class of relatives is definitely a source for stress for everyone, good or bad. I can say, as a dad, as a person with […]


I’m Not OK

26Dec12

What do you say when someone asks “How are you?” Almost everyone replies ‘good’, or maybe ‘fine’ and then asks the same question in return as though it were a solemn obligation. This is the social protocol we all play a role in. It is a greeting that puts everyone at the same point in […]