Category Archives: mental illness

Deferred Gratification and Trumpism

One key factor in mental health is predictability.  To function meaningfully in a social context, others will have to have confidence in you and you will have to have confidence in them.  This is a mutually agreed upon contract, i.e. … Continue reading

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Trump, Kathy Griffin, and Hypocrisy

Comedienne Kathy Griffin has discovered there are consequences to words and actions.  She was fired today by CNN because of posting an image of Trump’s bloody head.  Griffin had definitely crossed a line, demonstrating a lack of “measurement” in her … Continue reading

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Obama Warned Trump about Michael Flynn!

The New York Times just reported that President Obama warned Trump after the election that hiring Michael Flynn to his national security team would be ill-advised. Now, boys and girls, get ready for the fun to start. I predict Trump’s … Continue reading

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The Moon is “Still” Made Out of Cheese!!!

Several times I have used this assertion to demonstrate our human lunacy.  For, if you think “the moon is made out of cheese, then it is made out of cheese” in your mind, in the mind of the one who … Continue reading

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Negative Capability, Psychosis, and Politics

Several weeks ago I blogged about negative capability as viewed by a psychotherapist, Diane Voller.  She applied this literary term to describe the need of a therapist to become “involved” with the patient on a level that is not the … Continue reading

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Ivanka Describes Her Father a “Tremendous Champion” of Families.

Ivanka Trump, the President’s daughter, was booed and hissed this morning in Germany when she described her father as being a “tremendous champion” of families.  She was then questioned about the crowd’s response given the numerous reports of her father … Continue reading

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The GOP is Legitimating Insanity

Donald Trump frequently reminds us of his “huge” election win last November, taking great pride in that he overcame the “common-sense” odds and easily prevailed in the Electoral College.  Frequently he has conveyed his belief that by being elected to … Continue reading

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