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Teen Depression & Anxiety: Why Is the Teen Brain So Vulnerable? By Trevor McDonald


Whenever we hear of extreme bullying that involved children or teens, we are outraged and rightfully so. As teen suicide rates are reaching alarming highs, this sensitive issue hits a collective nerve. But does bullying actually cause depression? What Causes Teen Depression and Anxiety? In truth, there is still a lot we don’t know about […]

Umbrella Reflections in NYC: Don’t Let the Rain Cloud Your Brain.


Bad weather makes for bad moods, just like good weather makes for good moods. It’s pretty simple, and I don’t think anyone would deny that relationship. If you are even slightly prone to depression, rainy, cloudy days can increase your emotional angst exponentially. A string of rainy days can send a depressed person spiraling downwards, […]

Dear Mental Health “Professionals” Diagnosing Trump from A Distance:


Dear Mental Health “Professionals” diagnosing Trump from a distance, Thank you for providing supporting evidence that giving someone a mental diagnosis is a completely unscientific and subjective endeavor. You’ve done nothing but shovel dirt from the ground for your grave.  I sincerely hope psychiatric patients, their families, mental health advocates and anyone who has every […]

All You Need is Love? I don’t think So.


I enjoyed the movie Silver Lining Playbook. It humanized mental illness in a way that Hollywood often doesn’t do.  Hollywood loves mental illness but many movies don’t bother to capture the nuances. Most moviemakers cherry-pick dramatic, provocative manifestations of mental turmoil, all of which help fuel the stigma that “mentally-ill” individuals are dangerous, scary, weird […]

The ZEN approach to Assholes


      Assholes.  We all know one and we all have to deal with them. Sometimes they make us ridiculously angry and make us want to respond in unproductive, unkind ways that are less than zen.  And sometimes we choose to respond, even though responding does absolutely nothing for us in the long-run. Most […]

Does This Shit Really Happen?


  My Instagram video linked below is for anyone who gets bummed out over relationships or who feels insecure if you’re not in a relationship. ( I met one of those recently….it wasn’t pretty. She didn’t know how to take a joke, but it wasn’t that the joke wasn’t funny. It was that she was […]

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