Category Archives: suicide

Depression Forever?

Imagine (or recall) yourself as a second grader. It’s a Friday afternoon in May, and the weather is beautiful. After school is out, you will get to play late outside, and you have the whole weekend ahead of you. But … Continue reading

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Save a Life– Either Your Own or a Friend’s.

There has been controversy over gun violence killing people, but one of the comparative statistics is that 11,208 people died from firearm homicide,(http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/homicide.htm) while firearm suicides are double that– 21,175 (http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/fastats/suicide.htm) One of the problems is that many who own … Continue reading

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We Miss You, Robin. And You, Too, Will Be Missed.

I was talking to a client about her depression and she said, almost sheepishly, that the death of Robin Williams had made it worse. It made sense to me. I miss Robin too, not least because I knew he had … Continue reading

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Mental illness can drive you crazy

¬†Recent news is that Aaron Alexis was delusional– i.e., paranoid, as discussed in a previous post.¬† The sad thing is, he apparently never got any help. But the other sad thing is, there were apparently several incidents– a whole pattern … Continue reading

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