Opinion

Is addiction really a disease?

Monday, July 24, 2017 David Shaw 0

Despite how polarizing this question seems to be, the truth is, I don’t know. I hope to, however, share with you what I do know based on my personal experiences in an effort to clean up some of the misconceptions and ambiguities that are slithering around, well, just about everywhere I look lately. READ MORE

Opinion

Is Suicide Selfish?

Saturday, July 22, 2017 David Shaw 2

You want to stop suicide, then get rid of the stigma by getting out of the closet regarding your own mental illness. It’s the stigma and judgement and shame that keep the mentally ill and their loved ones silenced from getting help – and sometimes, killing themselves. What will stop stigma surrounding mental illness is when those who suffer – and those who have loved ones that suffer – come out of the closet about what they’re dealing with, and it needs to start with the loved ones. READ MORE