Tag: medication

The Story Of Josh Marks: When Reality TV Gets Too Real

A friend posted a link to Chicago Magazine’s article “The Voices in Josh Marks’ Head” on Facebook a few days ago. I was going to write something here at the time that he killed himself, but reading this helps me get my mind around it a little more. Kind of. Honestly, at some point, reading... Read more »

What It's Been Like WITHOUT The Affordable Care Act

So, I’m going to try and use the next 30 days as a way to mine some of the topics that I want to cover in my theoretical book about manic-depression, navigating it, my memoir of my own journey, etc. I’m going to just write about what I’ve gone through and work it out here.... 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 »

The Good, The Bad and The Smoking

So, I’m smoking for the month of August. Yes, it sounds preposterous. If you’ve ever been addicted to cigarettes, you are thinking, “Really? Just August? How do you think you’re going to manage that?” And that is a super fair question, given that I’ve heard countless times that cigarettes are more addictive than heroin.  I... Read more »

I Can See Clearly Now The Rain Is Gone

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There is a song called “I Can See Clearly Now” by Johnny Nash. According to Wikipedia, it is an optimistic song with an “unabashedly upbeat tempo in D-major.” I’ve never really thought of it as super upbeat. First, because it just seems kind of mid-tempo reggae style, and second, every time I hear it, I think... Read more »