Category: depressed

Cute Animal Stories and Physiology

cat nursing puppies The link above is a very cutesy video, but it had me reaching for my textbook. According to this video, the mother cat had recently lost her kindle (I love collective nouns) and was, quite naturally, profoundly depressed. This animal foster… Continue Reading “Cute Animal Stories and Physiology”

Fight or Flight in America as a Sociological Phenomenon

Crisis Fatigue The link above is an interesting article. The physiological phenomenon known as ‘fight or flight’ exists in most living creatures, and is deeply ingrained into every human being. It’s a crucial component of the survival instinct, and has been for hundreds of… Continue Reading “Fight or Flight in America as a Sociological Phenomenon”

another short story

Here’s another short story. It’s called Another Day At School. This one is not quite so nice as the previous one I posted. In fact, if you are not a fan of violence, skip this one. Again, feel free to let me know what… Continue Reading “another short story”

Suicide and writing

I realize this isn’t a fun thing to talk about… Just because of the brain I have, when I write, I invariably include a suicide that one of my protagonists has had to endure, usually a close family member. I find that this brings… Continue Reading “Suicide and writing”

Mental illness and writing characters

When I write my fiction, it’s easy to get inside the characters’ heads, coming from my perspective. I struggle with anxiety and depression, and this can translate quite handily when I build a character. Hey, write what you know. As a writer, I take… Continue Reading “Mental illness and writing characters”

I love David Lynch, but he’s wrong

Let me just say I’m a big fan of David Lynch. His unique creativity is a standout in pop culture, and I loved Twin Peaks, at least the first two seasons. Lynch wrote a book called Catching the Big Fish, which I reach recently,… Continue Reading “I love David Lynch, but he’s wrong”

Writing and Depression

What I wanted to write about today is writing and depression. Specifically, writing for depression and writing with depression. There is no question that, in the treatment of depression, that writing is an invaluable tool. I myself have used it countless times, and in… Continue Reading “Writing and Depression”

An anxious mind writes through the right lens

One of the things my therapist and I have been working on through recovery is seeing the world through a healthy lens. I’ve learned to apply this to my writing as well. The mind is constantly receiving information, and our consciousness routinely files it… Continue Reading “An anxious mind writes through the right lens”

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