Archives for Self-Loathing and Self-hate
Comments Can Defend Your Point of View or Get You in HOT WATER This is my personal tribute to Robin Williams my above Mental Health Humor cartoon. I recently had to defend my point of view in a comment about this cartoon. Here is what I said: "The cartoon is homage to the man’s work – a man that could make me laugh when I was clinically depressed. I can say I felt his loss so deeply, I was moved to cry over his loss and how he was lost. I was due to draw a cartoon, but could not… I was losing my center…so, instead of letting his death be a TRIGGER – I turned it into acknowledgment of his work and he made me feel…I remember when I was a boy watching him as “Mork” on “Happy” Days and then on Mork and Mindy with my family and how good that felt! My unique family bond with that Tv show and nostalgia, gave me the courage and strength to pick up my pen and draw (I use drawing the cartoons as a form of “positive” Art Therapy)." Yet, most public figures know that their comments can get them in hot water, if taken out of context. Or if they come right out and say something insensitive and get caught in our digital age with smartphones every where... If you are a
Mr. Potato Head: Why Do I Have So Much Inner Hate? In therapy this week, we broached the subject of my self-loathing. Although it's not the correct terminology since the term "self-hatred" or "self-loathing" is more often refereed to by psychologists and psychiatrists who would usually describe people who hate themselves as "persons with low self-esteem." Self-hatred and shame is a large factor in my mental health diagnosis. One I've struggled with as long as I can remember. It's only the second time, during any type of therapy, that I'm focusing on it with a view to changing my own misperception. My Autophobia, is a self-fear that I may one day like myself! I'm happy to say that I've been able to work through a lot of the self-loathing but that is a day-to-day fight.