That was when she realized: the ticking was coming from inside herself. ...more
Tags: anniversary, chronic illness, delusions, gender inequality, gender roles, husbands, husbands and wives, marriage, mental illness, mothers and daughters, psychiatry, psychotic episode, relationships, renovation, Rita Chang-Eppig, romantic relationships, Rumpus Original Fiction, Sex, short fiction, short story, wives
Rachel Genn discusses her new novel, WHAT YOU COULD HAVE WON.
Tags: addiction, Amy Winehouse, And Other Stories, Dries Van Noten, drugs, hilary mantel, Jo Varnish, kafka, Mat Treiber, Max Brod, music industry, musicians, neuroscience, Paul Celan, perspective, point of view, power dynamics, psychiatrist, psychiatry, Rachel Genn, rehab, relationships, satire, science, social satire, the cure, the sopranos, tony soprano, Ursula K. Le Guin, What You Could Have Won
Sarah Fawn Montgomery discusses her debut memoir, QUITE MAD.
Tags: ableism, academia, anxiety, bureaucracy, disability, gender disparity, gender inequality, genre, healthcare, hybrid genre, J.J. Anselmi, Lauren Slater, memoir, Mental Health, mental illness, misogyny, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, patriarchy, psychiatric medication, psychiatry, psychology, PTSD, Quite Mad, Regenerate: Poems of Mad Women, research, Sarah Fawn Montgomery, sexism, trauma
Jenny Valentish discusses her memoir, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCES.
Tags: AA, addiction, alcohol, Alcoholics Anonymous, anger, Australia, Borderline Personality Disorder, Clementine Ford, drinking, drugs, DSM, Eating Disorder, feminism, gender, gender inequality, Indigenous, Jenny Valentish, journalism, Laura Zera, London, memoir, patriarchy, psychiatry, psychology, rage, recovery, self harm, sexism, sexual abuse, SMART Recovery, sobriety, substance abuse, trauma, Woman of Substances, women's anger
This journey is ongoing. But I know this: my daughter will never have to break down a door. ...more
Tags: Abuse, abusive relationship, addiction, alcohol, anxiety, brother, child abusee, death, drug dealer, drugs, exorcism, grief, LGBTQ, matriarchy, mental illness, motherhood, mothering 2018, Mothering Outside the Margins, mothers, mothers and daughters, New York City, panic, psychiatry, psychotic episode, Racism, siblings, The Exorcist, therapy, Unmothered, Vanessa Mártir
I do the best I can to reach out to those I see isolated or disturbed, but I have to also be careful I don’t make myself a target. ...more
Tags: Adam Lanza, adolescence, anxiety, bullying, child abuse, church, Columbine, depression, Genevieve Tyrrell, gun control, gun violence, guns, high school, John Crescitelli, John Neuman Jr., Mental Health, Mental Health in Schools Act, mental illness, middle school, motherhood, mothers, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ocd, parenting, psychiatry, Ross Ellis, Sandy Hook, school shootings, stalking, suicide, teaching, teenagers, therapy, trauma
Carolyn Zaikowski discusses her most recent book,
In a Dream, I Dance by Myself, and I Collapse, the psychology of repetition, and honoring the power of language. ...more
Tags: A Child Is Being Killed, A Rumpus Interview, Carl Jung, Carolyn Zaikowski, eating disorders, gaslighting, In a Dream I Dance by Myself and I Collapse, Judith Herman, meditation, Meghan Lamb, memory, On Writing, psychiatry, repetition, repressed memory, self-help, trauma
Phillip K. Dick’s holy spirits—or hallucinations? Lovecraftian scientific horror in Stranger Things. Shakespeare + math = … Narcissists doth make psychiatrists of us all. As women of color win science fiction awards, ATTACK OF THE RABID PUPPIES!
Poet, historian, and philosopher Jennifer Michael Hecht talks about Thomas Aquinas, Robin Williams, and her most recent book,
Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It. ...more
Tags: alex dueben, atheism, depression, Doubt: A History, Jennifer Michael Hecht, John Stuart Mills, Kant, Lit, Mary Karr, No Hemlock Rock, PhD, philosophy, poetry, psychiatry, Robin Williams, Schopenhauer, Stay: A History of Suicide and the Philosophies Against It, suicide, The End of the Soul, The Happiness Myth, the new yorker, The Paris Review, Who Said
Vindicating psychiatry. The science of learning to read. Philip K. Dick warned you, but you didn’t listen. This robot can date for you. Love all over the world via Twitter. Studying social engagements and the marriage ones too.
Tags: literacy, love, marriage, neuroscience, philip K dick, psychiatry, robots, Social Media, the internet of things, tinder, twitter
This was a world I wished I’d created myself. ...more
Tags: bedknobs and broomsticks, brave little toaster, childhood, Fairuza Balk, joseph dante, l. frank baum, magic, Mary Poppins, mental institution, panic attack, Pinocchio, psychiatry, puppets, Return to Oz, The Wizard of Oz
[Alice’s] brown eyes are comparatively lucid in a room filled with women alternately sedated or enraged. She comforts Shania, who believes a bulldozer is parked inside her forehead, and Sabrina, who thinks an ex-boyfriend has taken custody of their nonexistent septuplet babies, whose names she cannot always remember but each of whom is called a […]
With the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) due for publication in May 2013, the classification of mental disorders and the categorization of psychiatric definitions is yet again being reviewed, revised, and reworded. Many of us may be asking ourselves, “does changing the label we use […]