About This Blog
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 a book/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 book, which is about the role that education and society play in creating mental illness, the more uncomfortable I feel about who is branded "she/he has a mental illness", or worse: "she/he is mentally ill," and why they are branded as such. This discomfort has nothing to do with the stigma attached to mental illness.
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!