Advertisement

It is time to get serious about mental diseases - that is what they are the diseases of the mind and brain. For the longest time, we have been treating symptoms because that is how these diseases have been defined. Tom Insel, the director of the National Institutes of Mental Health, has made it a priority to…

And that is wonderful. I'm alive as well with the help of medication and my dog (and a therapist). But we deserve more than to be simply alive. That's all many psych wards do is get you past crisis to solve the problem of "I'm going to kill myself." But that's not the problem. As you know, it's deeper and trickier…

Advertisement

Beast's Catch 22

I generally dislike discussing Disney movies in that I feel that they are at best tacky and lame, if not openly racist and sexist and many other terrible things. I however am noticing some very unfortunate parallels between my situation and Beast's* from the titular "Beauty and the Beast". In it this prince (and his…