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Douglas Cootey
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Never before has a brain been so dangerously underused…
Never before has a brain been so dangerously underused…

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Begins to Hope Again
“But a sanguine temper, though forever expecting more good than occurs, does not always pay for its hopes by any proportionate depression. It soon flies over the present failure, and begins to hope again.”   – Jane Austen, Emma ch.18
Begins to Hope Again
Begins to Hope Again
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Three-Digit Phone Number for Suicide Prevention Signed into Law
A few weeks ago, local Utah politicians (Rep. Chris Stewart and Sen. Orrin Hatch) helped get a suicide prevention bill onto President Trump's desk that he signed into law. It tasks the government with creating a three-digit number that works as a shortcut t...
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Helping to Prevent Suicide Only Takes Moments
September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month . This means that your social media timelines will suddenly be filled with celebrities sharing the national hotline. The cynic in you may roll your eyes. These celebrities will care very, very deeply ...
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Too tight; too long. With added arch supports, they fit even worse. I bought these Rowley Slims Vans in the 00s because they looked cool, and I thought I’d get back into skateboarding, but I never bought a skateboard. I couldn’t even wear the shoes more tha...
A Splintered Mind
A Splintered Mind
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Too Proud to Have ADHD?
Are you too proud for ToDo lists? Don't like to admit you have ADHD memory issues? You aren't alone. I have a family member who has ADHD . They never write anything down. They don’t make reminders. They insist that they have to remember everything on their ...
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Too Proud to Have ADHD?
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A Funny Thing Happened to Me on My Way to the Mailbox
A Funny Thing Happened to Me on My Way to the Mailbox When humor is a coping strategy for mental health, sometimes people miss the joke. Are some subjects simply not funny? Alright. I keep miscounting. Today is Day 22 of my dance with Adenovirus. I checked ...
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I've got a new blog going up soon, but I came across something tonight that I felt compelled to share with you. Over on The Passive Voice , PG wrote about the turmoil his family has been going through due to the suicide of his son and the death of his broth...
A Splintered Mind
A Splintered Mind
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Depression: The Magic of Shrubbery
Does living next to greenery offer benefits to your mental health, or is something else at work? Last month, the headline “Access to nature reduces depression and obesity, finds European study” caught my eye. All I had to do to feel happier and fit in my pa...
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ADHD: Who Are You Again…and Again?
If there is one attribute of ADHD that embarrasses me the most, it is my inability to remember names. Like many adults with ADHD, I have problems with short-term, or working, memory. I forget what I’ve heard all the time, unless I make an extreme effort to ...
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Upsides to ADHD: Overcoming Your Sense of Underachievement
One of the distinctive aspects of ADHD in adults is an overwhelming sense of underachievement. Sometimes this is due to them never getting out of the gate while their peers race ahead, and sometimes they have actually accomplished a great deal, but from the...
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