Are depression and suicide a hype yet?

Compared to five or six years ago, I’ve been witnessing more people talking up about depression among other mental conditions. The fact that I know at least five people studying psychology in college right now, can also be seen as an indicator that awareness is raising up. In conclusion: people are talking about depression. We’re actually starting to care about this. But has it therefore become a hype?

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THERAPY TALES PART 3

PART THREE: FRUSTRATION IS A B*ITCH

She made no promises and neither did I. As if this mutual feeling was simultaneously shared by both of us without putting words on it: “We’ll see how far we get”. She knew it, I did too… I was not an easy-going patient and she was not a quitter.

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THERAPY TALES PART 2

PART TWO: OPENING THE BOX

I didn’t know what to think about my psychiatrist for about a month. She sat down, put her notebook on the purple coffee table, and glanced up at me: always the same gestures in that order. At the first two or three sessions, I was unable to trust that faded smile of hers: sometimes compassionate, sometimes just plain. Continue reading THERAPY TALES PART 2

étude 31: Florida school shooting : underneath the obvious

This article is not about the gun regulations in the USA, it’s about another problem that surfaces even before guns become an appealing option to some. Continue reading étude 31: Florida school shooting : underneath the obvious