Yaz birth control made me suicidal.

In May, I started taking a new birth control pill – the generic of Yaz. I talked about why I started taking birth control again after a three-year hiatus here. Hindsight is everything. But at the time, I hadn’t linked two really crucial happenings in my life – 1) Starting to take Yaz birth controlContinue reading “Yaz birth control made me suicidal.”

Angry & Sad: Because yes, they can coexist.

On Saturday, April 8th, my friend Abeku Wilson, in his mid-30s, was fired from his job and in a fit of anger, stormed back into the gym in which he was previously employed as a personal trainer, shot and killed two people, then committed suicide. Two days later, on Monday, April 10th, an acquaintance fromContinue reading “Angry & Sad: Because yes, they can coexist.”

That tricky little bastard, serotonin.

One of the most important tools in the understanding-my-brain arsenal is pure science. It makes it all more manageable for me if I know why something is happening on a basic bodily function level. In a previous post, I talked about having a chronic mental illness called dysthymia – it’s a chronic form of depression thatContinue reading “That tricky little bastard, serotonin.”