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Depression and Suicide

In the season of taxes and overcast skies, life can already feel bleak enough. But often, our battles with depression are not rooted solely (if at all) in finances or gloomy weather. Although they may play a role in aggravating depression, such concerns can present as mild or practically nonexistent annoyances when juxtaposed with the …

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The Good, the Bad, the Ugly, and the Indifferent

There is something that can be learned from everyone.

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Always Acting

It's time for us to be real.

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Battles in My Head

Another piece I wrote about depression - pretty sure in 2016. Slightly modified.


This is something I wrote last year (with slight modifications), in an effort to express myself and sort through my thoughts.

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Toxic People

Let me preface by saying that you can't possibly avoid - 24/7 - everyone who makes you uncomfortable. But you can limit contact with some of them, and you definitely should, if at all possible, limit contact with the toxic (rather than simply annoying) people in your life. While some might argue that it is a …

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Stereotypes: Part 2

This is the second part in the Stereotypes series.

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Why Emotional Modesty Needs to Die

Heads-up: The beginning of this piece might have you thinking that you're about to digest some erotica, but before some of you dismiss this piece on that premise - and before some of you get excited - I might as well let you know, this discourse doesn't fit within that category. Unless, that is, you …

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