Tag 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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The Shrink’s Links: Hallelujah

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. A twenty year old, suffering from severe anxiety and depression, gets up and signs Hallelujah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZDeJ14EZRk  

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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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Scarcity Mentality: Why you aren’t happy when you’ve got it so good

Food has never been cheaper. Houses never warmer in the winter or cooler in the summer. People not only live longer, but they stay healthier longer. Information about almost anything is at your fingertips. Crime and violence, by any objective … Continue reading

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Acknowledgment: April is the Cruelest Month

Contrary to popular belief, suicide rates do not peak at Christmas time. Here in Western New York, as elsewhere, they peak in April. So does all kinds of psychiatric hospitalization, depression and relapses of addiction. Why is this so, when … 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: Mary Gauthier

Bringing you the best of mental health every week. I went to hear Mary Gauthier in a concert a few weeks ago. From an earlier life of abandonment, addiction, and despair, she harvested songs that say it all. She’s one … 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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