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Reblogged from the New England Medical Journal; article By Michael S. Weinstein, M.D., M.B.E. • • • One might have predicted my fall. I have had depression and dysthymia since my teen years. When I was a third-year resident with increasing operative independence, a couple of surgical complications threw me into a funk. I convinced myself … More The Doctor and His Quiet Depression
Happy, outgoing and funny. But he was depressed, and no one knew. ___ Money, hockey and the NHL. Christ Burns faced a devastating injury and overnight he went from elite to bed ridden. His career was over, but he lost more than a job. His life was on the line. His friends thought he was the … More One Man’s Hidden Struggle With Depression
Before you write off Facebook, stop: The person on the other end be more complex than you think. ___ I think we should create a social media platform where you can begin a discussion on one topic and then the conversation becomes wildly inappropriate and stupidly personal. And the longer you stay in a conversation, the more people … More How Facebook Changed My Mind About Mental Illness
This Movember, Sean Swaby will not shave any of his hair, not even his pits. His hair will be doing the work to raise awareness, raise funds and to raise eyebrows for men’s health. ___ Not even my pits will get a shave, because a big cause demands big sacrifices. I am a happily bearded man. For … More Movember: Save Your Pits and Your Health
Claim your crazy. Your mental health may be stronger when you struggle. ____ Stigma is never a good thing. We do it with race, gender, sexuality, religion, and mental health. Go ahead, tell your friends and coworkers that you are crazy. At first they will laugh and then they will ignore it (and maybe even you). That is … More Reclaim Your Crazy