mental illness

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

infographic: the untold story of student suicides

infographic: the untold story of student suicides

Happy Holidays everybody. Now we’re going to talk about suicide, because I’m a total downer. No, seriously, read this infographic. The Brown community has had to think about this a lot lately, and I’m all about reducing the mental illness stigma. Watch out for each other, guys! Thanks to CollegeDegreeSearch.net for permission to use this(…)

6 things that girl mag’s lesbian bff wishes she’d known before starting college

6 things that girl mag’s lesbian bff wishes she’d known before starting college

Before I went to college, I thought I knew a lot, but I actually didn’t know anything. Now I know a bit more (but still not much at all). Here are five things I wish someone had told me before I started college as a bright-eyed baby gay. 1. No one cares about your sexuality(…)

giveaway: precious blood

giveaway: precious blood

As I’ve mentioned on at least one occasion, I’m super into terrible teen novels. Particularly if they’re about supernatural romance or rooted in a fundamental misunderstanding of mental illness. So this book that I’m about to give away was really right up my alley. Precious Blood, the first in a trilogy by Tonya Hurley, showed(…)

killing children is not okay

killing children is not okay

So in case you didn’t know, some guy killed a roomful of school children in Connecticut this morning. I am mad. Every time this happens, it reminds me what a fucked up place America is, and I actually do believe it’s something about America that’s the problem. There are guns in a lot of places(…)

how to be depressed

how to be depressed

Undergo stress (e.g. be in college). Something doesn’t have to happen to set off depression, but you’re in college so something probably will. Depression rates in college kids are on the rise, after all. Take a hard class that you hate and feel like avoiding. Get dumped. Leave home. Question your friendships, just for a(…)