With Help, Things Can Get Better

With Help, Things Can Get Better

About a month ago, my life changed practically overnight. I’ve had migraines nearly every day since 1995. There are all kinds of other quirks about my body too. I needed at least 10 hours of sleep, and I couldn’t get up before noon. I was hungry all of the...
It’s Up to Grown-ups to Stop Bullying, Not Kids

It’s Up to Grown-ups to Stop Bullying, Not Kids

Bullying’s been in the news a bit lately, in part because of the Parkland shooting. In response, some people suggested that school children themselves should befriend kids who get bullied to prevent school shootings. Others say this is victim-blaming. I’m...
Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’

Rethinking the ‘Goldwater Rule’

Maybe it’s time America’s psychiatrists reconsider their Goldwater Rule. The Goldwater Rule simply states that psychiatrists shouldn’t diagnose the mental health of a public figure unless they’ve personally examined the person. Naturally, if...
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