MENTAL ILLNESS: First meeting with a new therapist today.

Today I meet with my new therapist for the first time.  I’ve forgotten his name, so we’ll call him Harold. I’m not particularly excited.  I’ve been eating the last few months and hating myself for it, but at least I’ve been eating.  That’s a step.  I don’t know…I’m just tired and not terribly optimistic.  I [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Please send better theists

I recently wrote an article about why I find Apologetics uncompelling, and I thought I was fairly honest and frank about it. Then, we were visited by a real life psychic – a kind of crappy one. [Read more...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Mental health update: changing therapists.

So, here’s what’s going on with me. This last week I had a really rough time.  I actually snapped at my brother.  I don’t snap at anybody, especially my family that I love.  That’s just not me.  I apologized profusely, but it was indicative of very difficult times with my brain. The good news is [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

My Husband is a Recovering Depressive Anorexic and here’s What I’ve Learned (Part 2)

CONTENT NOTE: THIS POST DISCUSSES SUICIDE AND SELF-HARM. THESE TOPICS MAY BE TRIGGERING FOR SOME INDIVIDUALS. Hello WWJTD readers! Michaelyn – JT’s wife – here! For those just tuning in, this post is a part of a series. See Part 1 here. My intention is to reach out to those who may be close to [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

My Husband is a Recovering Depressive Anorexic and here’s What I’ve Learned (Part 1)

Hello WWJTD readers! Michaelyn – JT’s wife – here! JT writes a lot about his experience with depression and his eating disorder. I want to do something similar and write from the perspective of being close to someone struggling with mental illness. If you don’t have a mental illness, it’s likely that you know others [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

A rough week.

I’ve promised myself that I will eat something after writing this post. I had made quite a bit of progress.  I still hated my body, but I had gotten my brain to a point where I was experiencing happiness at keeping my weight constant.  But a few triggering events this past week sapped my will [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Weighing myself.

Yesterday was a pretty rough day psychologically, so I decided that today I would weigh myself.  Sixteen or so hours should give me enough time to prepare (plus, you weigh much less in the morning than in the evening). First I tried not to eat.  I’m committed to eating when my stomach grumbles, but a late [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Post therapy blog 11/5.

I gained .4 lbs this last week, though that may have been from the alcohol last night. Today Katy Perry’s supervisor was my therapist, with Katy looking on.  This guy had clearly done this before.  He quickly created a relaxed environment and clearly laid out what he planned to do. We focused on my obsessive [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Guest post: fundraiser for the Canadian Mental Health Association.

Cory Johnston is a reader, podcaster, and mental health advocate who contacted me about doing a guest post here about a fundraiser he’s doing for the CMHA. ­­When I was around 9 years old, my mother spent some time away from home. I don’t remember anyone actually telling me why. What I do remember is [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!

Cutting him loose.

I got to thinking about the whole situation with this guy.  While I don’t feel bad about any consequences that would befall someone because I wrote about how they were cruel (particularly in the way he was), I don’t think it’s moral to use a deal with someone to get them into therapy.  Therapy is [Read More...]

Patheos Atheist LogoLike What Would JT Do? and Patheos Atheist on Facebook!


CLOSE | X

HIDE | X