The Problem with the Mentally Ill Community

Across social media, I see posts urging men to speak up on depression. How can I relate, when I have lived my life of mental illness as openly as possible? I am not ashamed of my mental illness, never have been, and in this way I have nothing to offer. When I see posts laying hate on friends or family for suggesting the sufferer pulls … Continue reading The Problem with the Mentally Ill Community

Impatience

Almost as soon as he opens his eyes, he is bored and wants to feel something. After spending half an hour scrolling through the various apps on his phone – searching for little red exclamation marks which signify somebody at least cares about him – he watches pornography. A blonde girl in a maid outfit dusting kitchen surfaces, and then lying supine across the counter, … Continue reading Impatience