Suggestion Saturday: October 13, 2012

Here is this week’s list of blog posts, comic strips and other tidbits from my favourite corners of the web. It seems that this week’s theme is mental health! 🙂

On Falling Apart. A first-person account of one woman’s mental illness.

You’re Just Depressed. A comic strip about what it feels like to be depressed. It complements the first link in this post beautifully.

5 Reasons Life Actually Does Get Better. I also thought this was a good reminder for all of us who have bad days but who aren’t actually depressed.

Benchmarks for Good Relationships. A conversation about the types of questions you should ask yourself to determine if a relationship (platonic, romantic, work, or otherwise) is healthy. I’d like to see something added about how people respond to others setting boundaries with them. Someone who doesn’t respect them isn’t an individual I’m going keep around for very long. This link is work-safe but the rest of the site may not be. 

40 Things to Say Before You Die. The less I tell you about this list the better.

From The Past:

I had no sooner entered the house than I knew something was wrong. Thought I had never been in so splendid a place before – it was one of those big houses just off Fifth Avenue – I had a suspicion from the first that the magnificence  covered a secret disturbance. I was always quick to receive impressions, and when the black iron doors swung together behind me, I felt as if I were shut inside a prison.

Earlier this year I recommended Ashes. If you haven’t read it yet (or no longer remember the names and back stories of all of the characters), start reading. The sequel just came out and next Saturday I’ll be sharing a short, spoiler-free review of it.

I’ve been looking forward to the continuation of this series for close to a year now. It should be really good.

What have you been reading?

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