Mental Health

More Difficult Than I Perceived

Change is not easy. Three things that those who have been reading this website know about me is that my world view and politics leans left, that I am a news hound, and that I am very outspoken and opinionated. These are characteristics that have been part of my life for a very long time,…

Proof Trump Never Mocked Disabled Reporter?

A VERY sweary rant on this utterly sheer idiocy. Sometimes in life you just have to be a sweary guy. This is one of those times. If profanity makes your ears burn, stop here and put in a Disney Video… I just read the most insulting thing today on Herman Cain‘s Facebook page. No, I…

Victim Blaming, the Disabled, and God

Disabilities are not punishments from God On the list of things that piss me off, nestled right there near the top, are people informing me that my disabilities are punishment from God.  It is only my desire not to be incarcerated which stops me from resorting to my more base instincts. This happens more often…

Posting Stories of Police Brutality is Not Anti-Police

We have a responsibility to keep these incidents in the public eye. If you somehow are under the impression that posting stories on social media about police officers committing egregious acts of violence against black people is “anti-police,” then you are completely missing the point. Most of us who post these stories fully support our…

A Few Words on Stress and OCD

Are you part of the problem? The website “A Guide to Understanding Stress and OCD” states, “Stress can also be thought of as how we react to an event. The classic stress response is the “fight or flight” reaction in which your body activates a number of physical and behavioral defense mechanisms to deal with…

Living With Mental Illness: Anxiety and Related Disorders

“A crust eaten in peace is better than a banquet partaken in anxiety.” – Aesop OK, I am going to round up this series on mental illness with General Anxiety Disorder, and a couple connected hobgoblins. A lot of people misunderstand anxiety with being overly worried. Yes, we all have worries. Many of us have…

Living With Mental Illness: Depression

Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses. In scope, this is because its effects and the number of people who suffer from it. The reasons why it is misunderstood, though, surround the perception that many individuals have or make regarding human behavior. We make judgments on what we see people doing, hear…