About This Blog

Hello!

Before you get started, here's a brief explanation about this blog.

It was supposed to be a monthly blog about mental health, specifically depression. Now it's just seven blog posts. I was traveling nonstop while I was working on it, and constantly looking for a place to stay, figuring out transportation, visa regulations, etc., left me with little time to write. Then the pandemic happened, I had tons of time to write, and I used that time to write this book. And then I realized that what I have to say about mental health (and I have A LOT to say about it) is much better suited to books than a blog. 

I've left these posts up exactly as they were written when I first posted them in case reading them helps someone. But the more I work on my next books, which are about the role that education and society play in creating agonies of the mind, the more uncomfortable I feel about who receives the diagnosis mental illness, or worse, who is branded with the identity mentally ill, and why they are branded as such. This discomfort has nothing to do with the stigma attached to those words and that diagnosis. 

You can read a brief (well, brief compared to a book), take on some of my feelings about those terms in a lecture I gave. One of my favorite poems ever, Hail to You!, by Kazimierz Dąbrowski, is included in that lecture. I love that poem so much that one of the things at the top of my to-do list is: MEMORIZE THAT POEM!!!

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me.

Many thanks, and

 

Hail to you!