I’m sure we’ve all looked at someone who claimed to suffer from depression and thought, “Yeah, right. What could that person possibly have to be depressed about?” The truth is, though, depression is no respecter of persons, and even the most successful among us can still grapple with it. Consider this story from NBA star… Read More


As someone who takes an antidepressant daily, I’m always interested in studies measuring their effectiveness. This latest study from the journal The Lancet is pretty comprehensive, so I thought I’d link to it so you can check it out.… Read More


Occurrences of depression in today’s society have increasingly been met with more and more understanding from the public in general. That’s my impression, at least. What was once regarded as an abnormality now seems to be treated as a fairly universal occurrence. In fact, it almost seems normal.… Read More


I’ve been struck with a nasty bout of writer’s block this week, so I apologize for not posting as much content. Because I want this blog to be a service and not just my personal sounding board, I sometimes go looking for news articles or interviews featuring different perspectives on depression. I found this very… Read More


I don’t know anything about college football, and I don’t know anything about Tyler Hilinski, save for one very important detail.… Read More


I jammed the ring finger on my right hand playing basketball when I was in the 7th or 8th grade. I remember it hurt at the time, but being young and invincible I didn’t think too much about. I didn’t even try to pop it out.… Read More


I have a great fear in my heart that rock ‘n’ roll as I once knew it is dead. I hope I’m wrong about that, but I find myself growing more and more irritated these days as I try to listen to modern music. This could just be a natural progression of growing older, when… Read More


I didn’t really do anything Sunday. I mean, I guess I watched some of the NFL playoffs and a little college basketball. I also practiced on my guitar a little. I played with my three boys, and I played a game of NBA 2K18 on my PS4. Other than that, though, I did absolutely nothing.… Read More


I think of all the characteristics of depression, the one that surprises me most often is how intense the highs and lows are. Very deep lows are almost to be expected, but one would not expect the highs to be quite so euphoric. Please do not misunderstand me. I am not talking about the manic… Read More


Unbeknownst to me, World Introvert Day has been celebrated since 2011. Its origins can apparently be traced to a blog post from Felicitas Heyne titled “Here’s Why We Need a World Introvert Day.” It is not an official holiday, and therefore does not carry with it a day off from work. Bummer.… Read More