Category Archives: Depression

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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Protected: A short story about someone named Alex

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Grandfather update plus another death in the family and it’s really hot (Updated 11pm)

My grandfather’s youngest brother died Friday morning. It wasn’t a surprise. My granduncle had a stroke last week, which led to the heart attack on Friday. But he had been… ‘damaged’ for a couple of years. He lost most of … Continue reading

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The time my grandfather taught me how to build a dam

When we were kids, and we were lucky, it would rain. And the parking area of my grandfather’s mountain farm would fill up with streams and rivulets. The farm house was in a small valley, near the top of one … Continue reading

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Updated: A gravestone update plus a video of me pushing my son around and some thunder

Whoops, I screwed up the security settings on the videos… sorry about that. They’ll work now. In its 100-year history the company constructing the headstone for our daughter has never, ever, had a request to have the family there when … Continue reading

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Days from his ninetieth birthday my grandfather has to start all over again

We’re celebrating my grandfather’s ninetieth birthday this week. I’m having a hard time believing we’ll be doing it for ninety-one next year. There was a fire recently that left him and my grandmother homeless. At the moment the most likely … Continue reading

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