I've Got This… Really, I Do

Since my mother refused post-stroke treatment, behavior I could not control, I've been really busy. Bordering on mildly hypomanic at times, yet surprisingly stable given all the stress I'm under, I gained a [...]

Meaning and Mental Illness

I wrote this post for Lisa Bortolotti's project Imperfect Cognitions: Blog on delusional beliefs, distorted memories, confabulatory explanations, and implicit biases. The blog was founded by Lisa Bortolotti in May 2013, after receiving [...]

Time for Geriatric Psychiatric Hospitalization

Tuesday I took my mother from her stroke rehab to the hospital for a swallow test. When we returned to her stroke rehab afterwards, she refused to get out of my car. She [...]

A Room of My Own

My friend Dyane Harwood’s recent post A Stigma of One’s Own got me thinking. Dyane takes issue with the non-profit foundation A Room of Her Own (AROHO) for describing Virginia Woolf’s suicide as "took her own life" and for [...]

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