Archive for October 2013

We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends

This post is the second of a series (?) that Chicago Now writers are participating in — Blogapalooza. We get a topic at 9 p.m. the last Wednesday of the month, and we write for an hour and then publish away. Honestly, I’m incredibly grateful for it this month, because I have been in a... Read more »

Let's Talk Meds -- National Mental Health Awareness Week -- Volume Five

Just when I was worried that I wouldn’t have anything to write today, I read Nicole Kepper’s post about psychotropic medication, and who she believes has the right (?) to discuss said topic. At first, I thought she was telling people who don’t believe in psych meds to sit down and shut up. And I... Read more »

An Interview With Rafael about CIT -- National Mental Health Awareness Week -- Volume Four

It’s still National Mental Health Awareness Week . I’ve done posts every day and I’m trying to talk about various aspects of mental illness and various segments of society in relation to it. I came across this article on Gawker — “Police Shoot, Kill Man in Urgent Need of Medical Assistance.” Now, Gawker is known... Read more »
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Suicide Never Makes Sense -- National Mental Health Awareness Week -- Volume Three

National Mental Health Awareness Week is this week. Sometimes, I’ve been wondering exactly what to write, since this is supposed to be the premise of this whole blog — making people aware of what it’s like to have a mental illness, trying to eras some of the stigma, giving people some of the ins and... Read more »

Depression Blah -- National Mental Health Awareness Week -- Volume Two

National Mental Health Awareness Week marches merrily on to Monday. I’m not sure what I have to offer you. I wanted to write a post a day this week. Instead, I’ve been caught in my own spiral of sleeping the days away, barely managing to get up for a night shift of work. Laundry? What’s... Read more »

Kicking It Off With A Vlog -- National Mental Health Awareness Week -- Volume One

It’s National Mental Health Awareness Week. I need to definitely blog, but I’m going to go lazy Sunday on this one and vlog it again. Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and... Read more »
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Miley Cyrus and Sinead O'Connor -- And Why "Crazy" Should Never Be An Insult

Let’s talk Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor. Everyone else is. I’m just too scattered these days to actually write: Keep up with my head … type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. You will NEVER get anything else from me (no SPAM, and you can opt out at any... Read more »