Category: mental illness


Did You Know…?

The word bedlam (uproar, confusion) comes from the nickname given to Bethlehem Royal Hospital, an insane asylum that once had a horrible reputation. It’s also the name of the town in the Pandora Belfry Adventures series.


In Need of Nepenthe

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One Flew West

If you haven’t heard of the movie, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, then you haven’t been out much. If you haven’t watched the movie, you really should. It’s macabre and disturbing, and at the very least, should make you feel grateful for the life you lead (i.e., if you aren’t living it like these poor guys).

It’s hard to believe the title of the book and subsequent movie came from a nice, seemingly sweet, nursery rhyme:

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I Can’t Help It If I’m Weird

Wednesday Rules

I grew up reading The Addams Family and The Shining, watched One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest when I was probably way too young, learned how to throw a tomahawk and knife from my mom, and concocted strange herbal remedies that often included a bit of my own blood (I think I still have a vial of the vile stuff somewhere).

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