I’m Telling My Depression Story Through Music

LANSING | DETROIT | GRAND RAPIDS | BRIGHTON | JACKSON I’m doing a (mostly) solo house show series to continue the conversation about mental health that I’ve started with my blog, Dadding Depressed. Join me for an intimate evening with old and new songs in one of five Michigan cities. FIND MORE INFORMATION HERE! Check out…

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Anthony Bourdain, Kate Spade, And How To Live In The Age Of Suicide

This week, designer Kate Spade hung herself. Three days after, celebrity-chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room. Suicide. Avicii, Verne Troyer, and Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison were some of 2018's other victims of mental illness. As those who live the lives we've always wanted continue to take their lives away, the rest…

How To Have Effective Conversations

This is an article featured on HavingTime.com. Here is an excerpt: People talk too much. Maybe it’s just the claim of a typical introvert, but, then again, maybe not. For example, I’ve always had a babyface, and those with a babyface don’t realize they have a babyface until some old lady says, “You have a…

Are We Just Talking About Talking About Mental Illness?

It’s certainly easier to have these tough conversations behind a computer screen. I’ve been called brave for sharing my story through Dadding Depressed, but I don’t feel brave. If I can’t use this project to inspire (even in myself) face-to-face conversation about men with mental illness, then what is this blog even for?