In this episode I talk about a wistful Facebook post that blew up on me. I try to explain my feeling that violence is a symptom of mental illness while making it clear that I speak from the experience of being mentally ill and suffering from violent outbursts. I talk about the value of mental health treatment for all and my wish to eradicate all weapons from the world (not just guns).
In this episode I talk about an instance where I failed to listen and communicate. I also talk about jury duty and the criminal justice system. I also mention my ambition to do as the Vulcans do and purge my emotions. Lastly I harp on the internet issue a bit.
In this episode I talk about what I gleamed from reading The Fifty Year Mission (a book about making Star Trek from TNG to ENT). I also talk about the social issues plaguing our society and a jury duty summons . You can learn more about Chico Housing Action Team and sign up for Safe Space Winter Shelter here.
In this episode I interview Moses and Aramenta of The Chico Peace and Justice Center in Chico California. We talk about their Annual Dinner Fundraiser and what The Chico Peace And Justice Center does for activists of Butte County and the greater Chico area.
In this episode I talk about my disability review, an activist gaming night, attending a Chico Peace Endeavor Board Meeting, my on going volunteer activities at The Chico Peace and Justice Center and getting a mentee for HopeXchange’s Bipolar Mentoring Program
In this episode I talk about a visit with my Mom, a visit with my Dad, where the disability renewal process stands (finely got an update), helping a pilot get flight sim setup and how things are going on 7cups.com and HopeXchange.
In this episode I talk about the limits of empathy in the mental health industry. I offer some ideas for gaining greater empathy and describe my current process for gaining greater empathy. I also describe the issue of over empathizing and how I am dealing with my tendency to do this. I also talk about cognitive distortions and the limits of CBT and medications for treating suicidal and hopeless people. Finally I relate my current experience of being somewhat manic and not being able to...
In this episode I talk about my experience with 7 Cups of Tea and volunteering with HopeXchange. I also talk about trust and a trust game that Meagan recommended. Finally I mention that it is Suicide Prevention Month and talk about what to expect if you end up in a crisis unit
If you are feeling suicidal Call 1-800-273-8255 in The United States for help. If you are close to making an attempt dial 911!
In this episode I talk about suppressing male urges and dealing with life on The Autism Spectrum by thinking about life in terms of algorithms. I also run into my version of a crisis of faith where both social science and astrophysics are letting me down
In this episode I explore how we as individuals arrive at personal truth and how much that can differ and contrast with other people's truths. I bring up a number of examples of times where two people have different truths and one must pick one over the other including suicide versus living out your full life.
As someone who has been suicidal before and made a few half-hearted attempts, I explain the psychology of suicide. How logical it seems and how hard and condescending it is to...