Mental Illness

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The Day I Wanted to Die, The Day I Was Reborn

I sat on the front porch. A sobbing mess, drunk on boxed wine and shame. It was a perfectly clear and cold winter night. Every star was clear in the canopy of darkness. Little points of light by which hundreds of thousands of sailors needed just to live out on the sea. They depended on … Continue reading

Manic-Depression: Relapse Prevention is Suicide Prevention

Bruce Reyes-Chow shares the tragic story of Jeremy Lum and the very real effects of a society that is still uneducated about mental illness. Jeremy Lum was one of hundreds of thousands of people that struggle to manage the illness of manic-depression. It was while Jeremy was in an (manic) episode, that he was mistakenly¬†arrested … Continue reading

Suicide is Painful

The most painful news that I heard this week is the death of all-pro linebacker Junior Seau. It has now been confirmed that he died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest. People will now look to tangible causes such as head injuries from playing football or the difficulties players often face after they … Continue reading