Tag Archives: mental health

Bad Guy Discrimination

On my flight back from an absolutely amazing Python Canada 2013, I watched “42” (Jackie Robinson’s story) and about half of “Skyfall”. The former warmed my heart because the racial discrimination was so disturbing. You’re probably reading that twice and scratching your head, so let me explain: It’s heartwarming that we have made progress in… Read More »

Suicide is not a choice

There is a common misconception that those people who commit suicide have made a rational decision between two options and picked the one that they thought was most suitable for them. I’ve read this many times, often in the context of, “I really miss him, but I respect his choice.” For those of you lucky… Read More »

Hacking Happy

I am extremely proud to announce the release of my new book, Hacking Happy. I believe every geek should read this book to help them find the joy and happiness in their lives that I have in mine. The foundations of this book started with a hospital stay, as I outlined a couple of months… Read More »

Coming out on Mental Health

In December, 2010, I was admitted to my local psychiatric ward to be treated for depression. I was hours away from suicide. Luckily, my parents took my symptoms seriously and drove two and a half hours to ensure I obtained treatment that I had desperately needed for about two decades. I have carefully guarded my… Read More »