Joining ‘the’ union

09/11/2013 11:06:23 AM

photo by Tahni Caldelaria-Holm/Joyeuse Photography

apparently, ‘picking out’ psych meds is like trying out cereal

03/20/2013 19:36:29 PM

Sometimes while  I watch some mindlessly good television or when I listen to some Rich Eisen podcasts, I take online surveys via those sites that pay you for taking them.  Some of the surveys are rather interesting, and occasionally it’s ...

a raw deal: accepting side effects of psych meds

03/15/2013 12:08:45 PM

A little while ago when I was making an effort to be less of a hoarder, I came across a piece of paper I hadn’t seen in a long time.  It was my psych hospital discharge sheet from September 2004, the stay that came about because of a w ...

planting the seedling

03/01/2013 14:08:36 PM

It’s early afternoon on a Friday, and I’m sitting inside a Starbucks, facing a giant window that allows me to watch all the people coming and going from this retail strip. The sky is gray today, and it’s as if you can see all the in

days of miracle and wonder.

12/25/2012 17:18:53 PM

it’s been a while since I’ve been here. It was more of a forced abandonment , really. Perhaps I’ll explain about it sometime later. The main issue had to do with a sister who found out about this blog, and then threatened to tell ab

getting involved in the community

08/24/2011 17:07:33 PM

My friend Alexandra recently recommended me to be a member on the Young Professionals Board of the Park Center, a local agency that provides opportunities and promotes recovery of persons with mental illness through holistic services that focus ...

weight and see

08/17/2011 19:18:14 PM

I’ve been gaining pound after pound over this entire year, and it’s been really hard to figure out why. It’s true that I’ve gone out to eat more often during the week now that I have the boyfriend to have fun doing things like

new Seroquel XR commercial

08/12/2011 23:24:20 PM

I posted the animated Abilify commercial on the site in March, and was fascinated with the depression ‘blob’ that follows the depressed woman around. I came across this what I’m guessing is a pretty new commercial for Seroquel XR th

Does too much sleep lead to depression?

07/29/2011 12:56:06 PM

I’ve been having a really hard time getting up in the morning. I could stagger from the bed to the couch, but I can easily fall right back asleep for hours. It’s not like I’ve been going to sleep that late. It’s gotten to a po

if not a magic bullet, then what is it?

07/26/2011 20:28:35 PM

The summer’s not yet over, but I’m already looking back at it. I think about the hypomanic episode I had and bouts of depression following it.  In fact, those moments of depression never seem to be that far away. Everyday I take medica ...