After the sad death of Robin Williams I found an interesting post by blogger Tom Hawking that highlights that depression is not particular sadness, but rather a profound sense of nothing. Depression isn’t about feeling sad, it’s about feeling nothing. And how do you fight nothing? As Hyperbole and a Half writer Allie Brosh wrote: The most frustrating thing about … [Read more...] about Vale Robin Williams: An important perspective on depression.
You may recall that just yesterday the 12th of September was RUOK day. A day devoted to suicide prevention as well as standing up for people who are living with mental illness. Today I read an interesting yet very sad article on how many people living with mental illness are treated. In her article Caring For A Mind in Crisis Dr Pauline Chen highlights the many barriers … [Read more...] about Standing Up For People With Mental Illness
Hey there Guys. This week I have felt overwhelmed and inundated with so much negative press about gay men, gay marriage and various politicians and others views on how wrong homosexuality is. After a while is really left me feeling ground down so when I saw this wonderful story of a gay couple's care for each other I had to share it. Reported at The Huffington Post: When … [Read more...] about Let The Good Stories Flow: One Gay Couple’s Fight
In a bizarre news story this weekend 45 year old California resident was diagnosed with "homosexual behaviour" by a doctor employed by the Torrance Memorial Physician Network. As reported by NBC News: Earlier this year, Matthew Moore started seeing a new doctor who suggested he undergo a complete physical. The tests revealed he was B-12 deficient, and had high blood … [Read more...] about Torrance Memorial Physician Network Doctor Diagnoses Man With Homosexual Behaviour
In a disturbing news report today gay persecution is continuing in Baton Rouge Louisiana. With police creating sting operations to arrest gay men for "crimes against nature", gay men who agree to consensual sex with undercover police officers are being arrested despite the law being struck down by the Supreme Court in 2003. There is an anti-sodomy law on the books in … [Read more...] about Gay Persecution Continues In Baton Rouge