Another udpate

I got home from work and got everything in order to check myself into a hospoital if need be and then I crashed.  I napped for an hour at work and woke up feeling like I could finally sleep.  Boy, could I ever.  I got over three hours of sleep and am about to go [Read More...]


Thanks everybody for the support.  It means quite a bit to me and it helps to hear people say they care.  You guys are swell. I got a nap at work today for an hour and am really starting to feel like I could sleep.  This is a good thing. I’ve withdrawn from speaking at [Read More...]


Got about four hours of sleep last night.  Feeling a little more in control this morning. Am on the phone with a counselor now.  I can admit myself, but there’s a $1500 deductible with my insurance that, frankly, I can’t afford.  I don’t want to take money from you guys.  I’ve asked you to donate [Read More...]

Mental illness update

I’m not well.  I’ve gotten two hours of sleep in the last sixty-three and a half hours.  I’m very seriously considering checking myself into a hospital in the morning.  I don’t know if my insurance will cover it. Sickness sucks.  Someone send the memo to god that he really fucked up on that one. [Read more...]

Brendan Murphy on why atheists handle mental illness better

Brendan Murphy is a growing force in speaking about mental illness.  Here’s his talk from the Secular Student Alliance Annual Conference this summer. I’ve been 13 months in good shape since my last down period.  In the interest of honoring my promise to write about my own struggles, I will divulge I have not been [Read More...]

My new mirror

I’ve had so much to write about since getting back that I haven’t been able to do a write up of my fond memories from my week of being a counselor at Camp Quest Ohio.  There is something I want to write about first though. I was nervous about attending camp for a lot of [Read More...]

Responsibility and mental illness milestones

A lot is running through my head right now. This whole next week I’ll be a counselor at Camp Quest Ohio.  Michaelyn is convinced I’m good with kids, but taking responsibility for even one is quite a lot – perhaps more than I’m comfortable with.  Several is a task, and I’m just hoping I’m up [Read More...]

How to first get your foot in the door to begin psychiatric treatment

I got a request for a topic via a donation for SSA Week.  It is the title of this post. The best advice I can offer is not to do it alone.  Tell your friends what’s going on.  Have a friend there when you make the appointment.  Have a friend accompany you to the appointment.  [Read More...]

Mental illness update

Christina here… I haven’t given you fine folks a mental health/illness update since March 13th, almost three months. For those of you who don’t know me, here, go read some background. I’ve been on a combination of Lexapro and Adderall for a few months and am happy to report that this chemistry keeps me mostly [Read More...]

Access denied

First thing’s first: the Therapist Project’s therapist database went live today.  If you suffer from mental health problems and want a therapist who you know will treat you with evidence-based therapy, now, hopefully you can get it. Speaking of which, today I go see the new psychiatrist.  I’m nervous.  I barely slept last night. [Read more...]