Beautiful Broken Minds

In our feeble attempts to make 'normal' people understand mentally ill people, we mostly just end up alone. It seems to slip everyone who is supposed to be 'normal's' minds, that we don't function think or feel the same way about 'stuff' as they do. Not because we're selfish, self centered, stupid, retarded, or vain, … Continue reading Beautiful Broken Minds

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Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?

Continuing from: Depression is Selfish The suicides of Robin Williams, Chris Cornell, and Chester Bennington prompted a common concern: would kids copy these celebrities? This concern is used to justify anger and hostility.  It is used to support “suicide is selfish”.  The concern is understandable, copycat suicides are real. The people most at risk to copycat … Continue reading Won’t Somebody Think of the Children?

Depression is Selfish

After Chester Bennington killed himself, I tried to stay off Facebook.  I knew what I would see, and I did not want to see it.  Like so many, I have been a fan of Linkin Park since I was a teenager.  Linkin Park helped me through one of the most difficult times in my life … Continue reading Depression is Selfish