It may come as a surprise to anyone who’s read my writing to hear that I was reluctant to start antidepressant treatment for my depression. While I would not call myself “pro” medication, my life has been changed by antidepressants, and I know quite a few other people who feel the same way.However, my initial reaction to my... Read more
When I was finally diagnosed with depression at age 27, after twenty years of suffering from one type of depressive disorder or another, it was because I was going through a major depression at that particular time. It was only the third major depression I had experienced, and all three had occurred after the age of twenty. For all their ferocity,... Read more
Children with special needs have always been a favorite target for bullying and teasing. It’s easy to see why - they’re different. Except for the occasional rebel, most children don’t want to be stand out from the crowd. Being different is generally not seen as a good thing. Certainly, no child wants to be different because they... Read more
For high school and college seniors, this is an exciting time. So close to the finish line! All that hard work is about to pay off with a diploma and a bright, shiny new future. Woo-hoo! It's Miller Time.
Okay, so what about when Miller Time's over? Things can get a little less shiny. For many graduates, the reality of life after school, be... Read more
"I didn't know what was the matter with me. All I knew was that I was feeling lower than a snake's belly...I remember we used to go to restaurants, and I'd say ‘Everybody's pointing at me, the cheat, the fraud, the fake.' You really believe these things! Astonishing!"
Mike Wallace, who died April 7 at the age of 93, will be probably... Read more