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We need to end the stigma of mental illness

During the summer of 2008 I was having something of a mental breakdown. I had a new job that required me to be at work in New York City at 6:30 a.m. I wasn’t sleeping much if at all, and it led to anxiety and other depression-related issues. I had a hard time really understanding … Continue reading

Only happy when it rains? Not so much

I despise days like today. It’s rainy and gray, though thankfully it’s not cold (as it was yesterday). And all I want to do is crawl back into bed and escape the world. Yes, the weather affects my mood and my depression. The more rain and gray the day is, the more likely I’m going … Continue reading

Being present for those around you

“The one thing people can hopefully try to take away, I guess, is the relationships they have with people … When you ask someone how they are doing, do you really mean it?  When you answer someone back how you are doing, are you really telling the truth? … Hopefully, people can learn from this and try … Continue reading

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