My inert brain.

It was actually a busy day in the news.  I have lots more to write about, but I think it will have to wait until tomorrow. I weighed myself a bit ago.  It was the first time in four or five days, I think.  I weighed 208 late last month and today I’m at 198.2.  I [Read More…]

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Intake paperwork is fun.

I love my new therapist (who picked my file out of the intake folder because she thought it looked interesting).  For the sake of anonymity when I write about my therapy sessions, let’s call her Katy Perry.  Katy is extremely analytical, direct and to-the-point (but still with a sense of humor), big on evidence-based therapy, [Read More…]

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The Thinking Atheist: Mental Health Episode.

Man, what a great show.  I tried not to say much because Jeremiah Beene, Michaelyn, and Darrel Ray had so much good stuff to say.  Seth Andrews is just great for putting this episode together.  I hope everybody can learn something. Listen To Education Internet Radio Stations with TheThinkingAtheist on BlogTalkRadio Hear more of Jeremiah [Read More…]

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One hour until my first appointment…

I’m more calm than I had reckoned I would be.  That is very unlike my first trip to the doctor when I was pretty much in hysterics… Will the meds he gives me cause me to start eating again?  Will I gain even more weight?  I can’t let that happen.  Will all my friends drift [Read More…]

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Study: LGBT people who go to religious counseling more likely to commit suicide.

Going to a counselor or a therapist is something a person does for the same reason they go to the doctor: your quality of life is supposed to improve.  However, a new study out of UCLA has found that when LGBT people seek therapy from a religious counselor, their odds of committing suicide actually go up, [Read More…]

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Sky Williams on depression.

Sky Williams is a League of Legends streamer (essentially he plays the game on the internet, people watch him, and he makes money) who also makes youtube videos about the game.  I love his videos and have watched them all because he’s funny as hell.  He literally makes me laugh out loud. So you can [Read More…]

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On the idea that Robin Williams’ problem was lack of Jesus.

Michaelyn saw a post by one of her facebook friends that made her almost vomit.  She sent it to me and I post it here because it’s not the only one like it I’ve seen, not by a long shot: That is all…smiley face.  And other Christians rush in to like it. Who knew that [Read More…]

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Matt Barber: Robin Williams chose to die.

Man, my special twitter feed is often the source of hilarity.  Today it just made me sad: I try not to respond to things with insults to a person.  I’ll demean ideas, religion, discrimination, etc.  But there are plenty of blogs who just say “Fuck this guy, and fuck that guy” and I don’t really [Read More…]

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Provision in the Affordable Care Act has resulted in better mental health treatment for the young.

While this doesn’t count in Kansas thanks to Sam Brownback, on the whole this is a very, very good thing. A provision in the health care reform law allowing parents to keep their adult children on their health-insurance plans has led to millions more young people with mental-health and substance-abuse problems getting treatment, according to [Read More…]

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Blogging mental illness: dealing with relapse via humor.

Everybody deals with hardships in their own way.  I’ve often said that I deal with mine by joking about them.  Even though anorexia led to a suicide attempt for me in the past, I still make jokes about my condition and laugh when others do so.  It’s cathartic. Anyway, still waiting on getting in to [Read More…]

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