Category Archives: anxiety

An open letter to my dead father

Trigger warning: lots of them; read at your own risk. That young boy without a name anywhere I’d know his face.  In this city the kid’s my favorite.  I’ve seen him. I see him every day.  Seen him run outside … Continue reading

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Recovery is a myth

I always love going to the ‘hip mentally ill media,’ i.e. The Mighty, OC87 Recovery Diaries, etc., and reading these stories from media people about their ‘recovery’ from some mental illness or another. In the story, hyperlinked above, Liz Spikol … Continue reading

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My Depression Top Ten Hits (plus one)

Note to readers (all six of you): the muse has not been friendly the last six weeks, ergo, nothing from me. As I’ve said before it’s not that I didn’t want to write or have anything to say, but when … Continue reading

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Mick Jagger Bogarted My Meds

I know it’s been a while since I’ve written anything. I may have mentioned it before but there are stretches where I’m literally incapable of writing anything. It’s not that the muse isn’t present, it’s just that the will is … Continue reading

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OK, So I Lied

I’ve been nicely strong-armed back to a blogging group on Facebook in which we work to increase each other’s blog awareness. I’ve never been a part of such an effort but the people who run it, run it like schoolteachers. … Continue reading

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Boring Man Goes to New York

There are, it seems, 10,000 blogs in English talking about various mental illnesses. Mine is one of those. Of course, I want to talk about other things as well, with an emphasis on sharing my experiences in midlife dealing with … Continue reading

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My Story in ‘My Life and Mental Illness’

Here’s the link: https://mylifeandmentalillness.wordpress.com/2017/04/20/keiths-story/ Here’s the main page: https://mylifeandmentalillness.wordpress.com I’d like to thank Maria for including my story in her blog. I am one of many people who are telling their stories in the fight against the stigma surrounding mental illness. These … Continue reading

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