Dear Reader, I do not intend to write more at this blog. This has been an outlet for me, at times, to try on different hats, explore ideas and practice writing–a hobby of mine. But it’s time to say farewell. These days, there’s just too much I need to take care of in my life … Read moreHere Lies My Blog
Here’s a really good article on William James and pragmatism. An excerpt: In a world of chance and incomplete information, James insisted that truth was elusive but action mandatory. The answer: Make a decision and see if it works. Try a belief and see if your life improves. Don’t depend on logic and reason alone, … Read more“The Thinker Who Believed in Doing”
You’ve probably heard about the growing trend in Russia (and other places) for pregnant mothers to give birth to their children in America. This is, of course, not a very new idea. Some see it as exploiting a loophole. These folks ask: what can be done? Well, there’s several possibilities. Here’s a few: Do nothing. … Read moreOn Citizenship: The Problem With Birth Tourism
Great article at the Atlantic.
Neuroskeptic has a video here about how 99% of claims people make based on what they think are findings in neuroscience are rubbish.
There’s an article here about how experts have decided that we need a large-scale, federally funded effort to end stigma of mental illness. It’s a good article. Check it out.
Here’s a good article about how creativity–and the arts–can help people with mental illness (and other disabilities).
I’ve mentioned previously that I’m participating in NAMIWalks. The walk in Orlando is on April 30th. It’s an awareness raising and fundraising event. Please consider donating to NAMI through my NAMI walker website. It is safe and secure. My page is here.
What do you think of when you think of a person with schizophrenia? If you are like most people, you probably don’t think of technology savvy people, using said technology to better themselves. But according to this new survey, that’s exactly what the picture of schizophrenia is in America, currently. That puts me in line … Read moreBreaking Stereotypes
I read an article recently about the current method of treating mental illness, which was referred to as “the shotgun approach.” Basically, when you have a mental illness, they try different medications on you until they find one which works (hopefully). They do this even though the medications used to treat, say, bipolar or schizophrenia … Read moreHow We Treat Mental Illness
There’s an article in the Huffington Post about how changing the name of schizophrenia might help end stigma. The proposed term is “psychosis spectrum.” That may be more accurate in terms of what people actually experience. There are varying degrees of schizophrenia. Personally, I never related much to the descriptions that are provided in much … Read moreWould Changing the Name of Schizophrenia Help End the Stigma?
That’s according to this article, which discusses a survey that researchers conducted, asking people about their participation in the arts and their mental well being. I have for quite some time been participating in the arts, whether it’s creating poetry, painting, coloring, or listening to music. Take in some art today!