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25 Words or Less -- 4 Lent 2015
Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3,17-22 Epshesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 In the Name of Jesus. Amen. Anybody here watch football? Do you remember, 15-20 years ago on NFL games, there used to be a guy at every televised game who had a seat in the front row in the e...
Numbers 21:4-9 Psalm 107:1-3,17-22 Epshesians 2:1-10 John 3:14-21 In the Name of Jesus. Amen. Anybody here watch football? Do you remember, 15-20 years ago on NFL games, there used to be a guy at every televised game who had...
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On Surviving - I Wish Robin Williams Had
Nearly a week's worth of reporting on Robin Williams' death, some of it heartfelt, some of it educational, some of it ignorant bloviating -- even if you have been living under a rock and not heard any coverage at all, you can name the bloviators, can't you....
Nearly a week's worth of reporting on Robin Williams' death, some of it heartfelt, some of it educational, some of it ignorant bloviating -- even if you have been living under a rock and not heard any coverage at all, you can...
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Antidepressants and Suicide: A History
Do antidepressants prevent suicide, or do they cause it? Yes. Well, maybe. It's a no-brainer, right?  People who commit suicide are depressed.  Take away the depression, and how better than with an anti -depressant, and you decrease the risk of suicide. So ...
Do antidepressants prevent suicide, or do they cause it? Yes. Well, maybe. It's a no-brainer, right?  People who commit suicide are depressed.  Take away the depression, and how better than with an anti-depressant, and ...
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Richie Cox, Rest Easy Now
Any story worth telling is worth improving. Richie had a fisherman's philosophy when it came to story telling.  He inspired, or provoked, or was co-conspirator in many of the  Bar Tales of Costa Rica .  The following excerpt is my tribute to this cowboy/hip...
Any story worth telling is worth improving. Richie had a fisherman's philosophy when it came to story telling.  He inspired, or provoked, or was co-conspirator in many of the Bar Tales of Costa Rica.  The following excerpt ...
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Christina the Astonishing!
Basil the Great vs. Christina the Astonishing – Lent Madness
begins. Saints and Lent – is Prozac Monologues straying from its
mission, reflections and research on the mind, the brain, mental illness and
society ?   Hardly.   First, note the Madness in Lent ...
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Suicide Immoral? WTF?
Guilty pleasure: Eavesdropping on psychiatrists talking with each other about us loonies.  Like many guilty pleasures, it is not always good for my well-being.  But I am endlessly curious.  And it has yielded a number of blogposts in the OMGThat'sWhatTheySa...
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World Suicide Prevention Day - Keeping It Simple This Year
Two things I wish everybody knew: No matter how you package it, shaming suicide does not prevent it, and Understanding never pushed anybody over the edge. photo of candles by Nevit Dilmen, used under the GNU license.
Two things I wish everybody knew: No matter how you package it, shaming suicide does not prevent it, and Understanding never pushed anybody over the edge. photo of candles by Nevit Dilmen, used under the GNU license.
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Antidepressants and Suicide: Defending Prozac
It amazes me how many research scientists seem to have flunked statistics.  Or ought to have.  Me, I majored in the liberal arts.  But at Reed, even those who took Science for Poets would be required to rewrite some of the scientific papers I have read on t...
It amazes me how many research scientists seem to have flunked statistics.  Or ought to have.  Me, I majored in the liberal arts.  But at Reed, even those who took Science for Poets would be required to rewrite some of the sc...
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How To Tame Your Mind -- Ruby Wax
It's like training a dragon, only harder. Ruby Wax nails depression: when your personality leaves town, and suddenly you are filled with cement. She nails the problem: our brains don't have the band width for the 21st century.  Nobody's brain does.  Yours d...
It's like training a dragon, only harder. Ruby Wax nails depression: when your personality leaves town, and suddenly you are filled with cement. She nails the problem: our brains don't have the band width for the 21st century...
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Richie Cox, Breathe Easy
Any story worth telling is worth improving. Richie had a fisherman's philosophy when it came to story telling.  He inspired, or provoked, or was co-conspirator in many of the  Bar Tales of Costa Rica .  The following excerpt is my tribute to this cowboy/hip...
Any story worth telling is worth improving. Richie had a fisherman's philosophy when it came to story telling.  He inspired, or provoked, or was co-conspirator in many of the Bar Tales of Costa Rica.  The following excerpt ...
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Suicide Is Not a Choice
I peered over this very overpass on the Eisenhower Expressway.  Years ago, there was no the fence along the top, just a rail.  It was pie that brought me there.  Yes, pie.  It was Thanksgiving night, and the holiday was ending without pie. Of course, it was...
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Andrew Solomon on Depression
I want to be Andrew Solomon when I grow up.  Only briefer.  And funny. In the absence of blood tests, people with depression have words.  And Solomon has a lot of them. Solomon's book The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression   sits by my bedside. I'll get ...
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I come from a long line of people who regularly recreate themselves.  I guess most citizens of the US do.  In my case, I was the beloved child turned little lost child, saint wannabe turned young politician, priest/preacher/ mother.  Housecleaner.  As a ministry developer, I was fascinated by the process of change.  As a mental health blogger, I am still fascinated by the process of change.  Through it all, words have been and are my shield/ my weapon/ my art.  A fellow blogger says that like him, I write about everything from God to neurons.  I won't use the word "journey" - it implies a gravitas I can't maintain.  But God and neurons - those are the circles I travel.