Tag: philosophy

In Dealing with Death

2020 has seen a lot of this. It seemed my friends and I would make it out alive. One of us didn’t. I am unfamiliar with the grieving process, very new to it in fact, and along with a whirlwind of instant pain, denial,… Continue Reading “In Dealing with Death”

Mental Health Month: Update #2

If this was a full-time position, I’d be fired by now. I am struggling cognitively in a way that I haven’t in a few years. Writing is difficult. The post on Substance Use will be tomorrow evening after I get off work, granted my… Continue Reading “Mental Health Month: Update #2”

Happiness

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it means to be happy. Here are some of my thoughts. I’ve done what all good, sheep-like psychologist eventually do: create categories for something that is probably far too complex for such an explanation. But, hear me… Continue Reading “Happiness”

mindful tips

It’s another day in global crisis, my friends, and this has afforded many of us with much more time on our hands than we’re used to. For some of us with mental health problems, the loss of our routine and the possibility of even… Continue Reading “mindful tips”

Psychoanalysis, The Locked Ward, and Entropy

Some more thoughts to share, friends. Let’s talk psychoanalysis, the locked ward, and entropy. No, we will not spend countless paragraphs discrediting psychodynamics and psychoanalysis. The facts are there: Freud’s systematic hypotheses were circular, full of confirmation bias, and untestable. This makes his ideas… Continue Reading “Psychoanalysis, The Locked Ward, and Entropy”

Update Post

Tomorrow we will discuss what happens when we get so stuck in our mental health experiences that they become our lives. Sometimes this even leads to forgetting we have a life, or forgetting we have true potential to live the life we’ve always wanted.… Continue Reading “Update Post”

Who Advocates For Us?

Because the internet is my happy place (not really, but I’m online a lot), I see a lot of what becomes popular as soon as it becomes popular. I don’t follow trends or imitate them, but I do observe and one thing I observe… Continue Reading “Who Advocates For Us?”

How Philosophy Helped Me Process Psychosis

This will be part of my story but also a tribute to the power and destructive properties of thought. I started cracking up shortly after I took my first philosophy introductory course 5 years ago. We covered everything from determinism to Cogito Ergo Sum… Continue Reading “How Philosophy Helped Me Process Psychosis”

This Is How We End Stigma

If there’s anything I’m leaving behind in 2019, it’s the teenaged, damaged version of me. I’m leaving behind immaturity and replacing it with realistic observation and contemplation. I’m respecting the graves of my trauma, enough that I can finally leave the cemetery. I’m not… Continue Reading “This Is How We End Stigma”

The Advantages of Pain

Let’s have a discussion about the power hidden within struggle. After the loss of control that a crisis brings, it feels impossible sometimes to regain a sense of self and place in the world. You doubt yourself, you doubt your beliefs, your happiness, or… Continue Reading “The Advantages of Pain”

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