Suicide and Comedy: Good or Bad? (Not Crazy Podcast)

Is it ever OK to joke about depression or suicide? In today’s Not Crazy podcast, mental health comedian Frank King shares his own struggles with mental illness and how it led him to focus on dark humor. Click on the player below to listen now! […]

By |2020-06-06T22:50:26-04:00June 16th, 2020|Depression, Not Crazy, Suicide, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Suicide and Comedy: Good or Bad? (Not Crazy Podcast)

To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit (Psych Central Podcast)

In 2006, a 19-year-old woman struggling with drug addiction and a history of abuse came to stay in the living room of a young man, who would later post about his unforgettable 5-day experience getting to know her. As a result, the idea for the non-profit To Write Love on Her Arms [...]

By |2020-05-26T13:51:51-04:00June 4th, 2020|Advocacy, Depression, Peer Support, Suicide, The Psych Central Podcast, Uncategorized|Comments Off on To Write Love on Her Arms Non-Profit (Psych Central Podcast)

Video: Why I Don’t Have to Apologize For Being Mentally Ill!

Transcript For “No Apology, I’m Mentally Ill” Video Q: Why do I have to apologize for things that I did when I was really symptomatic? I was sick, it’s not my fault! People bring this up to me a lot. For some reason, they think if you have a symptom of an illness, that you [...]

By |2018-03-13T13:05:09-04:00March 13th, 2018|Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness, Narcissism, Relationships|Comments Off on Video: Why I Don’t Have to Apologize For Being Mentally Ill!

Do You Know What Depression Feels Like?

I’ve lived with depression my entire life. As far back as I can remember, I thought about suicide every day. On good days, I decided that I wouldn’t commit suicide and on bad days, I would think about how I would do it. When I was younger, I didn’t realize this was abnormal. I assumed everyone thought about suicide daily. I [...]

By |2018-02-13T12:57:14-05:00February 13th, 2018|Depression, Mental Illness|Comments Off on Do You Know What Depression Feels Like?

The “Day-to-Day” Life Before Bipolar Disorder Diagnosis

The internet is filled with articles about living with bipolar disorder. There are scientific articles written by medical professionals, but the most common examples are the “lived experience” articles, written by people living with the disorder — people like me. The lived experience articles typically cover two viewpoints: After diagnosis, but before recovery. These are written by people who [...]

By |2018-01-23T11:57:20-05:00January 22nd, 2018|Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|2 Comments

How Is Depression Physically Painful? (Video)

In this video, Gabe Howard answers the question “is depression physically painful?” He also invites you to share your thoughts in the comments section below. General Transcript “Is Depression Physically Painful?” Video My name is Gabe Howard and I’m here today to talk about the physical symptoms of depression. People are surprised to learn – and in fairness, I often [...]

By |2017-10-05T10:27:36-04:00October 2nd, 2017|Advocacy, Depression, Mental Illness, Suicide|Comments Off on How Is Depression Physically Painful? (Video)

Mental Illness + Peer Support Group = Positivity?

Postive Peer Support As someone who lives with bipolar disorder and often feels disconnected from the “real” world, it’s no surprise I’ve spent a lot of time in online peer support groups. All of this was long before I reached My recovery, became a writer, or even heard the term “peer support.” For me, it was simply [...]

By |2017-09-25T06:17:43-04:00September 25th, 2017|Advocacy, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Mental Illness, Peer Support, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Mental Illness + Peer Support Group = Positivity?

My Life Is A Hair Pulling Experience!

“Truth is I cut my hair for freedom, not for beauty.”  ~Chrisette Michele When I was about 13 years old — 27 or so years ago — I decided to grow a ponytail. Before that, my parents chose my hair style and kept it short. At the time, I just wanted to look like my 80s hair [...]

By |2017-09-13T19:06:43-04:00September 13th, 2017|Advocacy, Depression, Mental Illness, Relationships|Comments Off on My Life Is A Hair Pulling Experience!

Bullied, From Childhood to Twenty Five Years Later

My name is Gabe Howard and I’m forty years old. I’m outgoing and charismatic, and I make my living as a writer and speaker. Despite a diagnosis of bipolar disorder, my adult life is stable and I’m content. When it comes to my childhood, many things stand out, but — even all these years later — the biggest defining event [...]

By |2017-09-14T04:59:39-04:00September 7th, 2017|Depression, Mental Illness, Relationships, Suicide|Comments Off on Bullied, From Childhood to Twenty Five Years Later

PODCAST: Dealing With Postpartum Depression

In this episode of the Psych Central Show, hosts Gabe Howard and Vincent M. Wales welcome guest Dr. Emma Basch. Dr. Basch is a licensed clinical psychologist as well as the author of PsychCentral’s Maternity Matters blog. She joins our hosts (two childless men, it should be noted) to discuss the many aspects of postpartum depression. [...]

By |2017-08-28T01:26:55-04:00August 28th, 2017|Depression|Comments Off on PODCAST: Dealing With Postpartum Depression