The Toxic Masculinity Tone Police

“I try to laugh about it, cover it all up with lies. I try and laugh about it, hiding the tears in my eyes. 'Cause boys don't cry. Boys don’t cry.” - The Cure *This post deals exclusively with gender binaries. I acknowledge that gender is not binary. However I am looking specifically at toxic … Continue reading The Toxic Masculinity Tone Police

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Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms Are Still Coping Mechanisms

"The fact is most obits are mixed reviews. Life is a lottery; a lot of people lose." - Paul Simon "What's my drug of choice? Well what have you got?" - Layne Staley Maladaptive coping mechanisms for dealing with mental illness, like substance abuse, self-destructive behavior, and self-harm are not moral failings. They are just … Continue reading Maladaptive Coping Mechanisms Are Still Coping Mechanisms