Wil Wheaton Discusses His Mental Illness

Originally spotted at the AV Club site. One of the things I really took away from Wil’s discussion about how he sought help and how he’s been affected by mental illness was his description of waiting so long because he didn’t realize anything was wrong. He spent years battling the “noise” in his head without…

Males Unlikely to Get Help for Depression

Males Unlikely to Get Help for Depression

That’s what new studies are telling us. Over Half of Men With Depression Spurn Treatment Men and the Stigma of Mental Illness: Depression and Gender Unfortunately, in many circles, depression is seen as a weakness: Major depression is a biological, medical illness with physical, cognitive and mental symptoms. Despite clear scientific evidence of depression’s medical…

Let People Talk About Mental Health Even If They’re Wrong

Reading a post by Gabe Howard today, that was what I took away. I think he’s actually on to something: Stop yelling at people. Stop trying to make people feel badly for not understanding our circumstances. Stop being disrespectful, condescending, and angry toward people who don’t know what it’s like to live with mental illness….

Sad Reality of Social Media Mixed With Depression
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Sad Reality of Social Media Mixed With Depression

I read this ESPN piece about the suicide of Penn Track athlete Madison Holleran and I thought there were a few pieces of the article that resonated with how I look at social media, and how we should, but also about how difficult it can be to cut through the fog of depression. Here’s the…

Depression and Work

Depression and Work

A couple of weeks have gone by since I saw this article in response to the airline crash in Europe. Germanwings crash: Seven in ten bosses do not think mental illness merits time off work I’ve been struggling to figure out what, exactly, I wanted to say about this, but I knew I wanted to…