It Takes Two


It Takes 2

2=1 in the crazy science of mental health.

1 person sees the illness. The other experiences it. It’s hard to do both at the same time. In other words, if you’re experiencing clogged serotonin synapses or other neural congestions, you probably won’t see your changing weather. You’ll see someone else’s.
Thus, with a buddy system, you can have sunny days most of the time. You look out for your buddy’s brain blockages and your buddy looks out for yours. Think of it like checking for ticks.

But you have to stay close. Don’t push your loved one away just because they’ve noticed some hidden storms on your radar screen. Let them see all of you, including what’s between the ears.



3 Ways in Which Mental Illness Gets Away with Murder



#1. It tricks you into thinking you’re fine.

#2. It makes you suspicious of everyone including those who could help.

#3. It’s so misunderstood that even the experts often give contradictory advice.

If this were the case with any other major illness, we’d all be goners. And that’s exactly what mental illness wants. Mental illness is an equal opportunity destroyer. Whether you know you have it or whether you don’t, it will grow and grow until there isn’t much left of you. The only way to get your self back is to find effective treatment (80% report positive results from a combination of good therapy and good psychiatry). But to do this, you have to have enough of a self left to see the value in preserving it.



Where, Oh Where Do Our Clouds Come From?

If you’re a veteran, you might point to Iraq. If you’re Laci Green, you’d call it “SEX OBJECT BS”

If you’re a parent, you might just say “kids.”

While we might not all agree on where our clouds come from, they come from somewhere.

Suicide, sexual abuse, war, and stressed-out families don’t just “happen.”

So, if our clouds begin somewhere, why wait for a gray sky? At this point, you may not even be able to see anything.

Be proactive.



Reading: Magers & Quinn Booksellers March 26

Magers and Quinn

Join All in The Asylum – The Lazy Person’s Guide to Self-Preservation author June Thiemann, Thursday March 26, 2015 at 7:00om at Magers & Quinn Booksellers (Map) for a launch party and a reading of selected excerpts  from the book.

RSVP on my Facebook Event Page

Magers and Quinn is an independently owned new and used bookseller located in the heart of the popular Uptown neighborhood in Minneapolis. It is one of the largest independent bookstores in the Midwest.

What: All in the Asylum Launch Party and Reading

Where: Magers & Quinn Booksellers, 3038 Hennepin Ave. South, Mpls, MN 55408

When: Thursday, March 26th at 7:pm

Cost: FREE