In a previous blog post, I alluded to a study from Help Musicians UK which indicated musicians and those working in the music industry could be more than three times as likely to suffer from depression as the rest of the population. The report, titled “Can Music Make You Sick?”, is based on a survey… Read More


I give up. I can’t write. I just have to face up to it. I’ve sat at this keyboard and started umpteen different posts and haven’t finished a single one of them. I’m blocked up like a dam. See? I can’t even come up with clever metaphors (And, yes, I know that was a simile.… Read More


It is indeed the Fourth of July in these United States of America, and the word “freedom” is on my mind today. In fact, it’s been on my mind quite a bit lately, since I suddenly seem to have so much of it.… Read More


I could be mistaken, but I believe I once heard Johnny Rzeznik, lead singer and guitarist of the Goo Goo Dolls, describe writer’s block this way: It’s not that you’re not writing anything. In reality, you’re writing stuff all the time. It’s just that you believe everything you’re writing is crap.… Read More


It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything here. There are a couple of different reasons for that. First off, I had sort of a stare-down with GoDaddy over what appeared to be a hack of my site. I couldn’t log in, and all this weird code was showing up at the top of… Read More


Hello, all! Yes, I am still alive. Just swamped with school and life at the moment. Even though I may not have time to write, though, I can still share interesting articles I find on depression with relatively little effort. Check out this piece from The Huffington Post website. I found myself identifying with quite… Read More


Before I say anything else, I’d like to apologize to everyone who attempts to read this blog regularly for all the problems the website has had lately.… Read More


While this blog is not specifically about being an introvert, there is no denying that many people who suffer from depression are also deeply introverted. There also seems to be a connection between strong writing skills and introversion.… Read More