I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again
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I’ve Been Going to Therapy Again

I’ve done therapy before, but this time it’s different. It’s actually been psychical therapy for my knee injury. On one hand, though, the parallels are interesting, but on the other, the perceptions are totally different. It shouldn’t be that way. First, the similarities: Physical therapy takes time. You don’t go in and get “fixed”. In…

If It Was Me, I Would…

If It Was Me, I Would…

Have you ever listened to someone talk about their struggles, or heard about someone’s struggles with mental health second hand and found yourself saying these words? Well, if it was me, I would… Here’s the thing. It’s not you. It’s them. They are not you, and you are not them. In fact, it’s entirely possible…

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Survivors and Stuff that Happens

Children who grew up with trauma and abuse often struggle with trying to explain it to themselves. When you’re a child, you don’t necessarily understand how large the world is, or your place in it. The world you know mostly seems to revolve around you. In fact, we normally associate understanding that the world doesn’t…

Another Personal Note – You Have to Take the First Steps
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Another Personal Note – You Have to Take the First Steps

Seven years ago, I wrote about today being my 10th wedding anniversary. At the time, I had been living in South Carolina for almost 6 months, my wife had been in Ohio during that time, but would be joining me, finally, in October, after finishing up her last work commitment by traveling to Greece. That…

Get Out of the Bubble

Get Out of the Bubble

Last week, I spent my time in Washington DC at a legal tech conference. Obviously, that has nothing to do with this blog,, that conference is all part of my day job working in a law firm. But, one thing that is comparable is what I call the “conference bubble”, and the risk it carries…

Quick Thought Number 2 – Prison is No Place To Deal with Mental Health

Quick Thought Number 2 – Prison is No Place To Deal with Mental Health

I’ve shared some articles recently about this problem, but nothing hits home like, well, home. And seeing the issue right where you live. During a recent hearing about putting a tax on the ballot for the Baton Rouge area to fund a mental health treatment facility, the reporter who was covering the hearing posted this…