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Praying For Foolishness: A Poem


My father spoke of atheism as if it were a religion,

pounding the points of his argument into the dinner table,

spilling the salt with the seed of his own bad temper. 302 more words


Can I Ever Escape Self-Harm?

I got the urge again last week.

I haven’t felt that strange, burning itch to hurt myself in a long time. Last Monday night it came back, it lodged itself into my stomach and refused to let go. 508 more words

Mental Illness

A New Superhero

I’m going to the thrift store to buy a cape.

I want my cape to be long, calf length, with a little tie around the neck and a collar that stands up.  408 more words


Where Has Society's Compassion Gone?

I was deeply saddened this morning to learn that someone had taken their life on the Victoria Line but I was even more saddened by the reactions that I read on Twitter. 346 more words

Mental Health

Toltec Wisdom (and a Little of My Own!)

Sometimes you never know who it is that has a disabling mental “illness,” not even when they are right in front of you. Not every person who has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, for instance, looks like it or pushes a shopping cart laden with household “extranea” down the street, homeless, filthy, and laughing wildly to themselves…Not that this is so terrible either, frankly. 581 more words


(Not So Good At) Making Friends

It’s something I’ve never really been good at. I always just drifted towards people or clung onto the coat tails of someone I thought was cool. 493 more words


Creating Monsters with Anderson Cooper, Walker Karraa PhD

The anatomy of stigma. Separation. Good here, bad there. What is Good? All that doesn’t fit under the Bad category.What is Bad? All that we deem as not Good.

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