Why Things Go Wrong, And Why Things Go Right

This time two years ago I was 265 pounds. This time one year ago I was smoking marijuana every day. This time seven months ago I was fired from my job. This time six months ago I was arrested. This time four months ago I was suicidal. This time three months ago I was in a … Continue reading Why Things Go Wrong, And Why Things Go Right

Mental Health Quick Hits: How To Meditate In Five Minutes Or Less

John Ward is a Pennsylvania state-certified Peer Support Specialist, Mensan, and unfortunate-therefore-fortunate possessor of over a decade of mental illness lived experience. Mental Health Quick Hits is a recurring CBTN series of articles that cover pertinent topics and/or practices with utility in facilitating your coping with and ultimately recovering from mental health/mental illness issues. Today's … Continue reading Mental Health Quick Hits: How To Meditate In Five Minutes Or Less

The Uniquely “Mental Illness” Problem Of Not Being Able To Be Happy (Because Happiness Is Evil)

There is plenty of literature on depression. It ranges from tween tweets to casual blog posts to self-liberated mothers-turned-mentors;  academic articles and drug trials to biopic conspiracies about the “27 club”; accidentally post-modern postmodernist tomes like Infinite Jest to the drug-infused sojourns of truth-seeking psychonauts; spins on each and every theorized root cause from body-image-induced … Continue reading The Uniquely “Mental Illness” Problem Of Not Being Able To Be Happy (Because Happiness Is Evil)