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VIDEO: DBSA Stronger Together Conference “Stand-Up for Mental Health”


A while back, well it's been almost a year, I was at the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) 2013 Conference Miami. The theme was "Stronger Together".  As the Mental Health Humor cartoonist at the conference, I got to share many of my cartoons...AND take part in my third Stand-Up for Mental Health comedy show.  The video of the the show was lost due to technical issues.  The videographer audio was not working right. So all you have is a clean video with an annoying humming buzz sound, much like my voice.

Fortunately one of my fellow BP HOPE Bloggers Melody Moezzi was there:
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2012 Mental health Humor Cartoons

Hidden Dangers: Hypersexuality and Technology

Today,  many of us so intertwined with technology that, at times, we can reap some serious consequences when combined with psychiatric disorders. Yes, there is technology that can be beneficial and tons more that is just a waste of time. We live in an age that has an "app" for everything; one app can identify Depression by reviewing your text and sequencing your writing with an algorithm that can "conclude"  to what degree you may be depressed.

Then, there are apps and websites all about support and recovery that could be very beneficial to the newcomer and/or the veteran of mental illnesses - such as the writers here at Psych Cental!  Yet, every one of these so-called technological improvements can be abused. Especially if you're dealing with mania and/or dealing with  hypersexuality (sex addiction) too.
Hypersexuality and "FAILED" technology
Here's an email I received the other day that is a perfect example of a "FAILED" technology.  It's from someone who obviously admires me and from all the X's and O's I would think she is in love with me. She expresses it by saying:  "I want you so bad you are my only wish!"

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