Depression is common in lawyers. In this short article, the dos and don’ts of dealing with a person with depression are covered. For more information see lawyers with depression.
A recent article in the NY Times highlights the 30th anniversary of Denver’s Downtown pedestrian mall. Two years ago I was at a conference in Denver and enjoyed the variety of people on the mall, even in the evenings when it was a bit sketchy. the article highlights the diversity of the folks using the pedestrian mall with a negative slant.
Most cities have a diverse population. Denver is lucky to have the pedestrian mall where these diverse groups gather. Articles such as this one which highlight the negative aspects of public spaces make more people leery of creating such places in their own cities.
An article on Slog led me to the LA Times article about the growth in coyote, mountain lion, and black bear sightings in Southern California cities. It’s not just SoCal that has this problem. Chicago has about 2,000 coyotes living in the city, with a pack living near O’Hare airport.
All over North America, sprawl has taken away the habitat of carnivores forcing them to coexist with humans in suburbs and cities. It’s not surprising the carnivores thrive in the urban settings as all of their needs are met.
What needs to happen is a serious discussion between land-users and animal health experts on how the carnivores can coexist as peacefully as possible in their new urban settings. One of the first talking points should be about letting pets outside unsupervised. Having grown up in SoCal, we didn’t leave our pets outside, and we took in all food sources at night. We still had plenty of opossums skunks, and raccoons in the yard.
Today’s resource for Mental Illness Awareness Week is a list of helpful resources for those with mental health issues.
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255
- Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
- National Alliance on Mental Illness, find your Local NAMI
- Mental illness fact sheets from NAMI
- For information on medications often used to help treat mental illness, try Crazy Meds (written by people who are currently taking the medications) and PubMed Health’s Drugs and Supplements database from the National Library of Medicine.
Among the most common mental health diseases, anxiety disorders are often misunderstood. From NAMI, some information on these disorders and how they are treated.
This one from Frogman, a Tumblr comedian who also has depression. I have to agree, the band analogy he uses is a great one. Depression isn’t just sadness, that’s just one part of it.