For those who don’t know, I’m a sports fan. That may or may not have anything to do with this article.

Yesterday the link below was shared across the twitterverse and spurred an amazing conversation for me, in which I heard incredible insight about how the worst-case outcome for mental illness can or should be treated in the media as well as what role that coverage can or ought to serve for spurring discussions both within the mental health world and beyond those immediately affected. The article is not long, so please take a look and share your reactions.

Stigma Attached to Mental Health Issues by Carol Mulligan


Yesterday, forum member Alan Smithee sent over a link to this article from Jezebel on the possible link between a shaky memory and depression. The kicker: the piece includes excerpts from our friend Meggy’s blog! So, give it a read and let’s talk about the possible spots in our lives that may be close to blank. We’ve established early in DF’s history that there are times I can’t remember. Are there times you can’t remember?

NEW FEATURE! So, our dear friend Alan Smithee has brought a little gem of Internet journalism to my attention, and it gave me an idea for a new kind of (faster) post for our discussions. I’m calling them “Reactions.” So, if you find some quick piece of reading out there on the Information Superhighway that you’d like to offer up for the forum’s reaction, please email and I will post. These will be super fast posts (i.e.,  I’ll get them up as soon as I get back to my desk and won’t hold up the whole process by finding/making an image or considering my own thoughts). First up:

Last week The Independent put out this piece entitled “Is depression actually good for you?” Please follow the link and give it a quick read. Come back and let us know what you think. I’m guessing most regular forum members can guess where this article put me (mind-space-wise), but I will wait and throw my reaction into the comments.