Category Archives: Depression

The Shrink’s Links: Nadia Bolz Weber

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Nadia Bolz Weber is a foul-mouthed, tattooed, former comic, turned preacher. Read about why she calls her depression Francis. Click here to go to the site. Advertisements

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When Madness Takes Cover

So, you’ve stopped drinking, or drugging, or gambling, or sleeping around. Your depression seems to have lifted. You haven’t been violent. Your anxiety no longer makes all the decisions. You’re up in the morning and dressed when you need to … Continue reading

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Listen to your Lookout

When the wheels start to come off, everyone has their own kind of madness. Some use substances, others get controlling, others depressed or anxious; some have a combination of several methods of madness; whatever. Your own type of madness was … Continue reading

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Cook the Negativity

You learn a lot quicker from negative experiences than you do from positive ones. The stick is more damaging than the carrot is enticing. There’s a good reason for that. If you get whacked hard enough by the stick, it … Continue reading

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What is Madness?

Someone asked why the name of this blog is Madness 101. Shouldn’t I call it Mental Illness 101? Isn’t mental illness the proper, politically correct term? It is, but it’s not really mental illness that I’m writing about. I’m writing … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Lincoln’s Depression

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. Lincoln’s Great Depression Abraham Lincoln fought clinical depression all his life, and if he were alive today, his condition would be treated as a “character issue”—that is, as a political liability. … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Old Man Gloom

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. If you were amused by the post I wrote on Keith’s Crock of Shit, then wait till you get a load of what they do in Santa Fe. Every year, the … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Sunbathing in the Rain

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Sunbathing in the Rain: A Cheerful Book About Depression The Welsh poet, Gwyneth Lewis, wrote this memoir about recovering from depression … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: The Mental Illness Happy Hour

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: The Mental Illness Happy Hour Related articles The Shrink’s Links: How to be an Introvert The Shrink’s Links: The Four Horsemen … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Cure Together

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Cure Together Here’s an interesting idea. Get a bunch of people together that have the same condition and have them report … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Hyperbole and a Half

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Hyperbole and a Half This has got to be the most hilarious blog ever made by a depressive. Here, she improves … Continue reading

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The Shrink’s Links: Still I Rise

Bringing you the best of mental health and relationship articles on the internet. Today’s link from the shrink is: Still I Rise Feeling oppressed? Recite this poem to yourself and you’ll feel ready to take it on, anyway. Good for … Continue reading

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