Keeping Them In Their Place

Just like the economic haves and have-nots there are interpersonal haves and have-nots (though obviously the wealthier and closer one is to being of privilege the more likely they will be an interpersonal have).  Unsurprisingly there are forces keeping interpersonal...

Depression Self-Reenforcing Mechanisms

Some observations from inside of depression. 0. Depression is out to kill you.  You are on its kill list.  It just needs your help in getting the job done.  Knowing this will depress you more. 1. Depression makes you contact the people you have no business contacting...

Romanticizing Suffering

It always ground my gears hearing chapel speakers wax romantically about suffering while I was in eye pain and serious depression.  I'm sure there are a lot of reasons I don't have the historical knowledge to grasp but here is my speculation: Those who have come...

Social Post

Being at the right end of the power structure, therapists make up terms that cast the sufferer in a pejorative light. Social Anxiety Disorder:  Most people are anxious in social situations for a very good reason.  They get rejected and even picked on.  By calling it...

Living For Something

With some people who are mentally ill, life, in itself, isn't really worth living. What makes life worth living is the good things in that person's life (generally relationships). When these things are taken away life is no longer worth living and suicidal thoughts...

Therapists Say the Darndest Things

The party line is cognitive behavioral therapy combined medication will do a whole lot of good for people with mental illness.  I'm sure it works for some people but not me.  A large part of that reason is I'm bipolar (cue sound of career being destroyed) and a dirty...

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