Mental Health

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Quick and Dirty Art for Mental Health

One of the few true benefits of my recent commitment to a mental hospital were the workshops, fellow patients, and therapists who helped us ‘explore our feelings’ and build a ‘stronger mind-body connection’ as a new age front for compulsory prescriptions, locked doors, and an $80,000 bill. Ironically, my own free hand as an artist…

Powder Blue Is the New Orange (in OR)

I’ll admit it, I was pretty hopped up on fruits and vegetables when I took an early morning walk and expressed a little over-enthusiasm for my neighbor’s house by knocking on his front door at 5 AM. No, I didn’t know the guy. He didn’t answer the doorbell either, so I passed through a gate…

Hey Kids, Some Drugs Are Good for You

The U.S. “war on drugs,” besides failing to meet its goals, has demonstrated a stubborn ignorance of the effects that different drugs have in the human body. Granted, some drugs cause degeneration and are properly outlawed. Opiates such as heroin and stimulants such as cocaine and methamphetamine take a harsh physical toll and leave users…