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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any ...
Failing Ourselves and Our Communities One Injustice At a Time

We Want The Police To Fail

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Reading through the recently-released Department of Justice report on its 14-month investigation into the practices of the Baltimore City Police Department produces many different reactions. For some, total denial of any wrongdoing on the part of the police. For others, the response is more of a shrug, sort of “what did you expect? Of c
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I have mild social anxiety disorder and intermittent generalized anxiety disorder which means that I spend a lot of my waking hours worried about stuff that makes absolutely no sense to panic about. Embarrassing myself in ...
It's The Fall That's Gonna Kill Ya

If It’s Not Terrorism, Who Cares?

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I have mild social anxiety disorder and intermittent generalized anxiety disorder which means that I spend a lot of my waking hours worried about stuff that makes absolutely no sense to panic about. Embarrassing myself in front of friends, not knowing what I’m talking about at work, getting lost, being late for something, obsessing over
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I am a grown-ass woman who has been dressing herself now for well over three decades. Yet the mere act of trying to get ready for a singles event and real live dates with actual human males recently reduced me to a ...
I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!

When I Am Queen of Everything: The Self-Help Edition

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I am a grown-ass woman who has been dressing herself now for well over three decades. Yet the mere act of trying to get ready for a singles event and real live dates with actual human males recently reduced me to a self-loathing crazy person. Welcome to the fun of depression and anxiety! If you’ve [&hellip
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Has being told to smile made you contemplate kicking the speaker in the head? Do you flinch whenever you hear someone with chronically terrible luck exclaim how fortunate he or she is? Do you wish happy people came with a ...
When People Tell Me They Are Happy, My Ass Begins To Twitch

Countering Militant Positivity

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Has being told to smile made you contemplate kicking the speaker in the head? Do you flinch whenever you hear someone with chronically terrible luck exclaim how fortunate he or she is? Do you wish happy people came with a mute button until after you’ve had your coffee (or maybe even after then)? Don’t worry, [&hellip
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The Snap: Yesterday, photo-sharing service Instagram began deleting the accounts of millions of spam bots that had already been deactivated on the service. Despite their deactivations, these accounts had, until this week, ...
Chill Out Guys

Call Your Therapist: The Instapocalypse is Upon Us

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The Snap: Yesterday, photo-sharing service Instagram began deleting the accounts of millions of spam bots that had already been deactivated on the service. Despite their deactivations, these accounts had, until this week, continued to exist and thus show up in the follower counts of users across the service. Instagram, which is owned by F
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The Snap: You’ve got 8 seconds. Not to stay on a mechanical bull at Fratty McFratFrat’s Bar but to grab someone’s attention. That’s because attention spans are 8 seconds long. Sounds crazy, right? You can pay ...

DECISIONS ARE THE WORST!

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The Snap: You’ve got 8 seconds. Not to stay on a mechanical bull at Fratty McFratFrat’s Bar but to grab someone’s attention. That’s because attention spans are 8 seconds long. Sounds crazy, right? You can pay attention for longer than…um, HELLO! Are you still reading this? If so, you’ve got a longer attention span than [&helli

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