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Life On the Couch

Suicide

The world definitely is a hard place to live in.  Each era in history has had it’s challenges, and our contemporary era is no different: tribal politics, cut-throat academic competition for higher education and resources, superbugs threatening our health, super storms threatening everything. It is believed that with access to greater resources and greater opportunity, […]

June, 2018 | 0 Comments

It’s Called Friction

It’s called “friction”. The mind-numbing, infuriating bullshit you have to put up with when you deal with your medical insurance. You know the drill; you call hoping to get something accomplished, like reimbursement for out of pocket costs and they dick you around. First it’s difficult to get a live person on the phone – […]

August, 2017 | 2 Comments

13 Reasons Why

I haven’t watched this yet but I keep hearing about 13 Reasons Why. It’s gaining loads of critical acclaim and now some warnings as well from the clinical community. The subject matter is difficult since it has to do with many of the taboos and upsets of our culture: suicide, rape, bullying. Difficult topics to […]

April, 2017 | 1 Comment

Guns, Violence and The Mentally Ill

If you’re anything like me, you cringe every week when the news reports yet another mass shooting, violent rampage or crazy person expressing themselves with a weapon at others expense.  This happens practically every week.  When I was growing up, it was a massive media event when violence of this magnitude was taking place, mostly […]

June, 2014 | 0 Comments

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