The Brain

The brain is the most complex organ of our human bodies. Like our other organs, it can malfunction. So, psychiatrists and psychologists deal with the mental disorders of their clients. Is it a wonder that people experience schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and numerous other diseases? It is. Such a complex and unique system as our […]

Sensationalism (adult content)

My view of mental illness is two-fold. I realize that a person with mental illness may succumb to crime for lack of appropriate treatment. Perhaps the individual lacks awareness of the illness, or has little support. Do the people around her(him) resort to anger, impatience, and uninformed assumptions, instead of noting that something is wrong? […]

Apology to You

I extend an apology to all the visitors, followers…all readers of my website…my blog. I began this site a few years ago while I was working a regular job. So, I blogged and posted sporadically. Last year, I retired, and I failed to adjust or manage my time wisely. I jumped from activity to activity. […]

The Sting of Shame (adult content)

As I studied Psychology in college, I read about the history of treatments imposed on the mentally ill people who displayed bizarre behavior. They were hoarded into a building, chained and allowed to remain naked, living like animals. The keepers of these strange people charged money for the spectacle, much like we pay to walk […]

Faith Blocks Paranoia

A professional counselor once asked me, “How have you survived 41 years with mental illness?” My response is two-fold. I have faith and the support of my wonderful family. As a Catholic, my faith has led me to persevere in my struggling mental anguish. My family makes certain that I do not forget to give […]

The Stigma

Substandard Mental illness is considered a substandard element produced by brain defect. People who suffer are considered for and treated by medication. This may control the defect to some extent, but mental illness often leads to an impaired substandard life. A certain percent of people, both young and old, may commit suicide, which results from […]

Anger!

The mental health community, both healers and people dealing with anger, speculates about how to control, how to resolve, how to “manage” anger. But it is evident that anger is a part of our existence…an issue we must cope with every day. Therapy, or communicating to someone, anyone, the reason for your anger is crucial […]