Monday, October 6 is National Day Without Stigma. This is a wonderful idea started by Active Minds, a nonprofit organization that empowers students to speak openly about mental health. I've just stumbled upon this org, and am so glad it exists. As I've mentioned in my book, suicide is now the number two cause of death … Continue reading Help Spread the Word: National Day Without Stigma
Robin Williams committed suicide a few weeks ago and devastated me. I initially thought my reaction was irrational since I knew the man no better than any other schmuck who likes movies. But, I quickly figured out my problem and started writing about it. That writing, coupled with a reinterpretation of pages from my unpublished … Continue reading Do What Scares You: Publishing My Memoir
I just got an article about the Solve program run by a friend of mine. This is a great article about speaking out about being mentally ill. I've been mostly silent about my time in the loony bin nine years ago until now. Now I'm writing a memoir about it. Sometimes, for some people, I … Continue reading Antidepressants: Do you really need them?