ScienceMag live chat on mental illness in a few hours!

Today’s ScieneMag live chat will be over mental illness. Psychiatric disorders such as depression and schizophrenia are an enormous cause of disability throughout the world. Yet most current medications are no better than drugs discovered more than half a century ago, and some pharmaceutical companies seem to be giving up. Why has progress in this [Read More...]

Atheist social worker arranges mental health forum in Cincinnati.

Holy crap, how did I not know about this? Thanks to Hemant for making me aware of it. Spencer Troxell is an atheist social worker at a homeless shelter in Ohio and he’s put together a mental health forum for victims of mental illness and their families. I will be in Kansas City on the [Read More...]

Why do we ignore eating disorders in men?

My friend Amber, who first dragged me to a doctor when depression/anorexia got its hooks into me, posted this article today on facebook.  Just…go read it. A heartbreaking piece on male eating disorders in this month’s GQ highlights a problem that, even now, is one of unknown scale and one with unknown treatment options. The [Read More...]

Exorcism on the rise.

DrB-   To the great pleasure of the Catholic church, exorcism is on the rise in Poland.   “The rise in the number or exorcists from four to more than 120 over the course of 15 years in Poland is telling,” Father Aleksander Posacki, a professor of philosophy, theology and leading demonologist and exorcist told [Read More...]

Message from the bottom.

You’ve probably noticed, but ever since going into my latest downturn mental illness-wise, I’ve been unable to write anything of substance.  Even the post about separation of church and state was cobbled together from where I’d written about it elsewhere.  I can’t seem to conjure up any eloquence.  It feels like I’m trying to communicate [Read More...]

What if we treated every illness the way we treat mental illness?

This is pretty powerful. I’m up and down right now.  I thought I was doing a lot better this weekend, but today has been very difficult.  I’ll write more on it later. I want to write when I’m in the middle of a downturn because I want people to get a glimpse into what it’s [Read More...]

More update

Between naps and sleep last night, I got eleven hours of sleep.  I’ve napped a couple times today already and feel like I could sleep forever.  I got through my workout today without throwing up and did the whole thing. I’m not great, but I’m certainly not in the dire shape I was this whole [Read More...]

Update

Got ten hours of sleep last night.  I feel a lot more in control today.  This is undoubtedly due to controlling my environment so I have less to worry about today (probably also why I was able to sleep so much). The monster is still loose and rummaging around up there, but I’m moving it [Read More...]

Update

I got five hours of sleep last night.  Less than I wanted or thought I was going to get, but still a step in the right direction.  Gonna try and nap later today. My mood is about the same as it was last night, but I’ve taken some steps toward controlling my environment today that [Read More...]

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...]


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