Mental Illness as Scapegoat – Not Every Poor Behavior is Mental Illness

Mental Illness as Scapegoat – Not Every Poor Behavior is Mental Illness

I’ve been thinking about this topic for awhile now. Some of it has been brought on by hearing many of the comments about the Joker movie, some by the way people react to violence, and even some on the way political discussions tend to take place in the US these days. It all came together…

Good News, Bad News Creating an Untenable Situation for Mental Health

Good News, Bad News Creating an Untenable Situation for Mental Health

First, the good news. This article is from Australia, but I feel fairly confident that we’d see similar results in other countries. More and more Australians are being diagnosed with depression and anxiety. But this doesn’t mean Australians’ mental health is worsening. What they did was look back at not just rates of diagnosis, but…

Quick Thought #9 – Trauma Recovery and Connection

Quick Thought #9 – Trauma Recovery and Connection

I saw this article today about an amputee softball team, made of a bunch of folks who were injured during their service, the kind of people we all would typically view as PTSD sufferers, and I really found this part of the article interesting way above and beyond battlefield trauma: Yet, Schnurr says, there’s no…

Not The Birthday I Would Have Planned, But That’s OK

Not The Birthday I Would Have Planned, But That’s OK

You may have noticed that things have been a little sparse on the blog and social media front for the last week or so. That’s because I’ve been up in Ohio following the passing of my Mother. In fact, I spent my birthday yesterday flying home, on planes, in airports, and then on the road,…

There Are Lots of People “Not Like You” and That’s Fine
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There Are Lots of People “Not Like You” and That’s Fine

I was reading an article recently written by college professor Rupert W Nacoste Ph.D. on Psychology Today’s website. In it, he talks about a student who suggested he include mental health conditions as an example of neo-diversity. It’s an interesting article, on a couple of levels. First, the reality of how much we can negatively…