FDA approves antihappiness drug

Fail Fridays

Celebrity Sensitivity: Rolex watches helped Owen Wilson overcome suicide

Wow. If this isn’t a blatant advertisement for Rolex watches, I don’t know what is:

Owen WilsonAfter a frightening suicide attempt in 2007, Rolex watches and benefits appeared to play an essential role in actor Owen Wilson’s recovery. On August 29, 2007, Time magazine reported: “speculation about his drug use, depression over his May break-up from Hudson and a recent fight with a friend have peppered the coverage of Wilson’s hospitalization. A People magazine cover story out Friday quotes a friend as saying: “Owen was very despondent. He slit his wrists. He almost did not make it.” It was a dark period in Wilson life, and Rolex played a key role in helping Owen regain his bearings and his success.

RolexAlthough Owen Wilson has worn a Rolex GMT Master in the popular films Wedding Crashers and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, he chooses to wear a Rolex Submariner in his everyday life. It is not surprising that he would make such a choice. The Rolex Oyster Perpetual Submariner originally was designed for diving and known for their resistance to water. The first Submariner was introduced to the public in 1954 at the Swiss Watch Fair. Copied by other watchmakers, the Rolex Submariner is recognized as a classic, and one of the most widely recognized luxury products in the world. The Rolex Submariner is part of Rolex’s Oyster Perpetual Professional line. After returning home from the hospital, Owen was captured by a photographer walking on the beach, wearing his Rolex Submariner. Later, he was seen riding his mountain bike in Santa Monica with the Rolex Submariner on his wrist. Obviously, the quality of a Rolex watch helped Owen realize and appreciate the quality of his own life.

If I had known that the answer to overcoming suicide was this easy, I could have avoided myself years of trouble.

I cannot brain today, I have the dumb

I’m feeling pretty out of it right now… sort of like a zombie. I have no energy to be responding to emails or posting anything of particular substance. I’m lucky to even be posting this entry. I thought I’d leave you with a cute cat picture courtesy of the popular Internet site icanhascheezburger.com.

I cannot brain today

Crazy Psychiatric Treatments

As if some psychotropic meds out on the market aren’t bad enough, out from the archives of Neatorama is a post on 10 Mind-Boggling Psychiatric Treatments. Somehow Insulin-Coma Therapy made it to #1 and lobotomy was listed as #10. I don’t know if they were placed in order of craziness. I didn’t even read the text of most of the treatments. The graphics and headlines were enough to make me cringe.

(Hat Tip: Bob Thompson)

A little something to brighten up your day (and mine)

Click North three times. On the third time, turn the view south.

26-Week-Old Fetus Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder

Yes, it’s a parody, but an awesome one at that. Wish I’d thought of it myself.

They're fuzzy

A comic strip today celebrating the loveliness of puppies and why pups belong on a blog for mental illness.


What a relaxing way to start the day!

Microsoft Word can help you commit suicide

A funny graphic courtesy of Graham’s Blog:

MS Word letter

Aw, have a sense of humor.

Antidepressants can't save themselves

It’s all too much to handle



Nope, it’s not your metabolism; you’ve got a mental illness.


Conduct disorder

Eagles fanOh yeah, there are more than a few Eagles fans that are suffering from conduct disorder right now:

“In psychiatry, conduct disorder is a pattern of repetitive behavior where the rights of others or the social norms are violated. Possible symptoms are over-aggressive behavior, bullying, physical aggression, cruel behavior toward people and pets, destructive behavior, lying, truancy, vandalism, and stealing.”

(Just in case you didn’t know, I’m kidding about the conduct disorder thing.)

(Picture of the PO’ed lady at the right is courtesy of philadelphiaeagles.com.)

Bipolar fun

I found this comic at cartoonstock.com. It seemed to really fit my discussions as of late.


And here’s the bipolar screening test that my psychiatrist gave me.