Depression screening

Reading through the blogs today I saw a post about Thursday, Oct. 6 being National Depression Screening Day. Much like that post talks about, it’s never a bad idea to get a free depression screening. Trust me, if you’re thinking that you might be a little depressed, find out, get the correct treatment, medication, therapy,…

End of an era

Earlier this week, I gave away all my roller-hockey equipment. When I first started coming off medication and learning how to make healthy decisions, I started playing rec-league hockey just for me. It was one of the first things I did simply because I enjoyed it, not because it was going to impress someone, or…

Reflective Pause

Yesterday marked an anniversary for me. Nothing big, but it was important to that time of my life. 6 years ago yesterday I started working at my current employer. Starting this job then was a big deal, not because of the job necessarily but because it marked the final corner turn in my recovery. After…

Barret Robbins

I’ve been following the story of Barrett Robbins since he was dismissed by the Raiders before the Super Bowl. It appears that he has a history of depression and Bi-poloar Disorder, and somehow had managed to stop taking his medication. The details of the whole thing are murky, (like the details of anyone’s life when…

On turning 34

Well it’s after midnight, so I guess that means this is now officially the 4th of July, and, my 34th birthday. It means that we get to wake up in the morning and prepare for the annual McBride family gathering at our house, which isn’t too bad. With that being an annual tradition, the 3rd…