Digital pills and stigma Update for 11/20/17

This blog post is based on an older one, from 2 years ago,, included below the update. Well, the FDA has approved this technology. I’ve read several other blogs about this and have decided that this is even creepier than I originally thought, and even more stigmatizing and even insulting. Also as one blogger wrote… Continue reading Digital pills and stigma Update for 11/20/17

A mental health resource for college students

Recently a reader of my blog suggested a resource that he had been working on. I checked it out and it looks pretty good. Here is a link to the resource: https://www.accreditedschoolsonline.org/resources/student-mental-health-resources/ It is a fairly complete guide which covers stress/anxiety, depression, drug abuse and alcoholism, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), eating disorders, OCD (Obsessive… Continue reading A mental health resource for college students

A second look at bullying in my life

Bullied As I recently read an article about bullying and its effects, https://www.goodtherapy.org/blog/how-therapy-helps-heal-scars-of-childhood-bullying-1012164 I remembered that I had written a post about my experiences with bullies, http://www.buchanan1.net/blog-10AU16.html My post was more about the facts of what happened, the article I just read discussed the long-lasting effects of having been bullied. So, what were the long-lasting effects for me? I’d… Continue reading A second look at bullying in my life

Does It Help When Celebrities Talk About Mental Illness?

Originally posted on Bipolar Me:
It usually doesn’t hurt. But how much does it help? That depends on who is talking about mental illness and what they say. Celebrity Activists We need more mental health advocates like actors Carrie Fisher and Glenn Close. Both of them have spent years talking about their own and their loved…

Don’t Tell Me Not to Feel the Way I Feel

Originally posted on Bipolar Me:
“Don’t be sad/angry/upset.” “Calm down.” “Smile. It’ll make you feel better.” “Stop getting all revved up.” Never in the history of ever has any communication of this sort had the desired effect on a person – especially one with bipolar disorder. When you offer this sort of “advice,” what you…