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Crazy Talk: Nope, Overworking Yourself Isn’t an Accomplishment

Too often, I’ve encountered people who consider overworking to be the pinnacle of human achievement and productivity. But they’ve sacrificed their mental health. Welcome to Crazy Talk: a mental health advice column written by yours truly, a mentally ill and queer writer reclaiming his “crazy” to educate and empower. In a world that tries to push...

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Crazy Talk: Why Are Some Mental Illnesses Taken More Seriously?

We’ve created a hierarchy of mental illnesses. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve been told, “Well, at least you’re not schizophrenic!” Welcome to Crazy Talk: a mental health advice column written by yours truly, a mentally ill and queer writer reclaiming his “crazy” to educate and empower. In a world that tries...

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Crazy Talk: What Free Mental Health Apps Should I Know About?

You’re probably thinking, “Sam, how does a raccoon wearing a fanny pack help with your mental health?” Don’t knock it until you try it. Welcome to Crazy Talk: a mental health advice column written by yours truly, a mentally ill and queer writer reclaiming his “crazy” to educate and empower. In a world that tries...

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“Transtrender” Is a Useless Concept; Even By Choice, We’re Still Valid

The term “transtrender” is a form of gatekeeping that harms the trans community. It’s sinister that transgender people have used this word to marginalize other folks. I’ve been told, more times than I could possibly count, that my identity as transgender is invalid — that with the increasingly visible transgender rights movement, I’ve hopped on...