Straitjacket Writers

Inside the Troubled Minds of Authors

Month: August 2014 (page 1 of 2)

Moosekleenex: Depression




Who can relate with this?


I drew this.

moosekleenex has a way of cartooning things I identify with and can’t put into words. -Edgie

Random Question




Nightmare Chronicles: One Morning Like a Thousand Others

I had a nightmare last night. It was the real kind. The kind that holds onto you even when you wake up to an adorable little girl shoving a mint brownie in your face.

“Breakfast in bed, mommy!” she cries.

I wipe the sleep out of my eyes, but my head is still stuck in that house – with them.

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Cool site of the week:

I’m not sure if we’ll be able to make this a regular thing or not, but the editors are constantly on the lookout for worthwhile content to share. This one is definitely in that category.

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PSA: Online Depression Treatment Research Study

This is a quick post that we came across. The University of Texas at Austin is conducting an online Depression Treatment Research Study. An excerpt from the page:

The study takes place in the comfort of your own home or where ever you have private internet access. The study involves completing an 8-week computerized self-help program for depression.


It Gets Worse

I like to think that I’m not locked into the typical “macho” syndrome and that stereotypical ideas of what is manly or masculine are beneath me. Still there are a number of habits that are ingrained into my behavior and perception of how I behave. For example, only two movies have made me cry (anyone who tells you that Piglet’s Big Movie is one of them is a filthy liar).

Which is why I was surprised when I had a “sadness attack” on Friday.

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An Honest Question


Sorry to put this on you but I have an honest question about depression an suicide. Isn’t it completely possible for it to be a alternative for someone. Can’t there be someone out there who genuinely is tired and doesn’t want to continue. I know there is beauty and wonderful things in this world. There are things to look forward to. There will be more pain but also more laughter. But what if I’m not interested?

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I Hate Answering that Question


I hate answering that question



Another amazing (and better) version, sent to the admin from the talented designer Micah Bauer:



Updated: Going Green in Emerald City

I’m exhausted.

It doesn’t help that I get to bed so late. But what’s the point? The circles under my eyes may be permanent. I don’t know. I vaguely remember what it was like to not have them, but that’s been years ago.

I used to think it was just plain insomnia. That’s what you assume when someone struggles to get to sleep. I still think there’s an element of insomnia there, from time to time.

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