Sometimes I need you to listen, but sometimes I need you to talk

I was driving back from the store yesterday and I caught a snippet of an interview on NPR that intrigued me. I don’ know the show, the host or the guest (I was only in the car for like five minutes) but the topic was on coping with a cancer diagnosis. To be more specific, […]

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Looking back on it all day after day

How many of you check your Facebook “On This Day” feature on a regular or even daily basis? I know I do. Sometimes there’s a fun memory. Mostly it’s mildly interesting to see what I was up to in years past. But occasionally I’m faced with a dive back into the bad old days. The bad […]

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How can you help someone struggling with alcohol?

  When I was a kid I didn’t have too many sports heroes since I was… well, let’s say I was more of an indoor kid. But one of the few sports heroes I did have was Donovan McNabb. He played quarterback at Syracuse from when I was eleven until I was fifteen. He was a great player- he […]

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Why I love the #goodbyeheadclutcher campaign

OK, so I recently spent some time in another post worrying about the fractured nature of mental health advocacy groups and campaigns, but I never said I didn’t like the campaigns themselves or the messages they come up with- I just want to see a little more cooperation and coordination. In fact a recent campaign […]

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Mental health stigma and the pernicious politics of Fox News and Rand Paul

I shared a link on Twitter and Facebook yesterday to this story on The Huffington Post regarding comments made by Fox News Radio host Tom Sullivan regarding mental illness. Sullivan is discussing the results of a Social Security Administration report that says that the largest diagnostic group for disabled beneficiaries are for those people with mental […]

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What kind of atheist am I?

The kind that doesn’t believe in god(s). Haha… Get it? Actually, it’s a broader question about how I conduct myself as a non-believer and what does that mean for how I interact with others, from the deepest believer to the most radical anti-theist. Two incidents this week have me thinking about this topic. One was an […]

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Podcast Episode 2! Friendship and Warning Signs

It’s a new episode of the podcast! And my first interview- I sat down with a good friend of mine to talk about our friendship, how it’s been impacted by my mental health issues and have a great discussion about warning signs and how to deal with people close to you who may be suffering.

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Locked doors and dark windows

I stopped by my local coffeehouse today, the one I’ve blogged from before, looking to kill a little time while waiting for a prescription to be filled. It’s a great little spot overlooking a creek where friends and I meet most Thursday nights to compete in a little low stakes trivia. They made a great […]

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Back from vacation, but more importantly, Allie Brosh is on WTF

Tuesday night I got in late after a long weekend visiting my very good friend Dan in South Carolina and my parents in Georgia. A very good time with both- Dan is a friend who, though we haven’t seen each other in probably close to two years, I can fall right back into familiar patterns […]

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