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About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression in 1989, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. I have a 4-year old son, I'm helping to raise my 8-year old step-son, I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm not sure if I still have a book deal.

Even More Mental Studies & News: Saliva test for depression; Measles outbreaks in Canada; Watching memories form in real time; Mother faces charges after son dies while being treated with ‘herbal remedies’; Canadians use a lot of antidepressants

“…researchers, publishing in Pediatrics, decided to test four different pro-vaccination messages on a group of parents with children under 18 and with a variety of attitudes about vaccination to see which one was most persuasive in persuading them to vaccinate. … Continue reading

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Why I’d be happy to have a drink with Ebenezer Scrooge

A few nights ago I was watching the greatest Christmas movie ever made, Die Hard, and flipping over to A Christmas Carol during the commercials. When I was a kid the Scrooge movie freaked me out just enough so I … Continue reading

Posted in BiPolar Christmas, Clinical Depression, crazy people with no pants, Depression And Christmas, Health, Humor, Humour, Living With Depression, Living With Manic Depression, Mental Health | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Mental Health News: Depressed woman denied entry to US; Fathers are important; pregnant women with bipolar vulnerable; psychopathic tendencies; government monitors social media

“A Toronto woman denied a flight to New York as part of a cruise trip wants to know how U.S. border agents knew about her history of mental illness. Ellen Richardson says she was told by U.S. customs officials at … Continue reading

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No Post Day | Driving Songs

For a lot of reasons, I’ve been listening and collecting a lot of electronica and house music lately — actually, it’s pretty much mostly due to the fact they’re my wife’s favourite songs to listen to in the car. Until … Continue reading

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Going for a drive through the crazy mountains

I’m having a discussion with my little sister on Facebook right now about conspiracy theories. She’s a “believer” in pretty much everything — chemtrails, fluoride as brain control solution, grand conspiracies involving shadowy forces bent on… stuff. And things. Right … Continue reading

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Tuesday Mental Movie Night: ‘Storm: The Animated Movie’

One of the easiest things in the world is to dismiss the people who insist on believing in fairies, auras, vaccination and “big pharma” conspiracies, indigo children or the gospel of L. Ron Hubbard as being harmless fringe lunatics. Not … Continue reading

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