mental illness


V.26 No.1 | 01/05/2017

The Daily Word in Donald Trump, President Obama and Earth

The Daily Word

Boy, oh, boy, are we in for a wild ride.

Also, Donald Trump is holding his first news conference since July today.

An emotional goodbye from President Obama in his last speech as the President of the United States. #NeverGonnaGiveYouUp

Ed Sheeran broke the record on Spotify for One-Day streams with about 13 million plays of “Castle On The Hill.”

“Dreamers” beware...

You know Dev Patel? WOOF.

Let's keep Earth earthly, please.

V.25 No.28 | 07/14/2016
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Event Horizon

Hand to Mouth

Friday, Jul 22: Finger Mouth

The hilarious dark tale of one girl's journey through the "what's real?" world of possible mental illness.
V.25 No.27 | 07/07/2016

The Daily Word in Coffee, Deep Sea Discoveries and Van Gogh's Ear

The Daily Word

Hopefully this doesn't ruin Calvin and Hobbes for you...

Humans aren't the only primates that use tools! According to a new archaeological find, capuchin monkeys have been using them for 700 years.

The way coffee affects you is predominantly determined by your genetic makeup.

Scientists have used their smarts to develop a perfectly rationed bar of fancy weed chocolate. Thanks, guys.

This uniquely addictive game is Pavlov's-dogging your brain.

Artistic genius fueled by mental illness?

Sea explorers discover nearly two dozen sunken ships in the Aegean Sea spanning more than 2,000 years of Greek history.

V.23 No.20 | 5/15/2014

news

The Daily Word in faster speed limits, the hot coffee lawsuit and raises for APD.

The Daily Word

The kidnapped girls were converted to Islam.

I believe clouds are actually alien spaceships.

What’s the real story behind the McDonald’s hot coffee lawsuit?

How to buy used stuff.

Rest in peace, Leslie Carlson.

A hipster cruise ship plays “Seven Nation Army.”

Nightclub owners take note: obstructed exits provide for more efficient evacuation without stampeding.

Speculation abounds about Apple buying Beats Electronics.

Learn what’s next in the saga of the exploding whale.

Social media and mental illness are a bad mix.

The Albuquerque to Bernalillo speed limit is going up to 75 mph.

The Signal Peak fire near Silver City has consumed 3,000 acres.

Do APD officers need a raise?

Happy birthday, Burt Bacharach.

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The Daily Word in baby names, APD sidearms and a Black Mass at Harvard.

The Daily Word

Mexican drug cartels will find you in Minnesota.

Noah and Sophia are the new most popular baby names.

In Saudi Arabia, a web editor was sentenced to 1,000 lashes.

A woman beat her child with a baseball bat for clogging the toilet.

It’s hard to make it through a whole song.

Check out these douche chill celebrity photos.

A Harvard student group plans to hold a Black Mass.

APD officers may no longer carry their lucky guns on duty.

KOAT did a nice story about the mentally ill in New Mexico.

There were silent protests at Thursday’s city council meeting.

What’s happening in ABQ today?

Happy birthday, Billy Joel.

V.22 No.41 | 10/10/2013
“Cotton balls. By God, those things'll be quiet now.”
Lynch/Frost Productions

Aural Fixation

Black Eyed Dog and Yellow Wallpaper

Songs in the key of blue

In recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, our managing editor shares her acronyms and an eclectic playlist themed on mental illness.
V.21 No.47 | 11/22/2012
“Seriously, what’s wrong with The A-Team? I was awesome in that.”

Film Review

The Silver Linings Playbook

Are Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence crazy or in love or both?

Indie auteur David O. Russell’s latest film, Silver Linings Playbook, suggests that all crazy people need is another crazy person to fall in love with.
V.21 No.40 | 10/4/2012

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The Daily Word in Furbies, UFOs and Sting.

The Daily Word

Hogs ate a man.

Obama has 99 problems.

Internet addiction is a mental illness.

Hong Kong ferries collide.

Let’s watch some Target training videos.

Joss Whedon is making a S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show.

Loitering teens can wreck your business.

Here are GPS coordinates to a bigfoot place.

Ben Radford gives us a history of religious hoaxes.

Human Furbies.

UFOs are real.

Sexy celebrity photoshop guys.

Tinfoil hats amplify mind control rays.

Councilor Michael Cook says balloons need more places to land.

Burglary is on the rise in Rio Rancho.

Tucanos got in trouble for where they put their signs.

Happy birthday Sting. And Chris Johnson.

Thanks to Nayder and Maliskas for the assists.

V.21 No.4 | 1/26/2012

News

City to pipe landfill methane to the jail

One of the tidbits in this week’s Council Watch got a lot of attention. Albuquerque is going to build a line from a local dump to our Westside lockup. The excess methane that’s usually burned off at the landfill with be used to heat water in the jail’s boiler room.

It’s predicted the project will save the Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center thousands every year for about a century.

Council Watch

A No-Bike Road

Bicyclists spoke out about the first-ever bike ban on a 3,000-foot stretch of Chappell between Osuna and Singer. Signs stating "no bicycles" went up in early January. The city says that stretch is too dangerous for cycling.
V.20 No.40 | 10/6/2011
Mark Vonnegut and his son, Mark Jr.
Barb Vonnegut

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Mark Vonnegut speaks tonight. FREE.

I interviewed Kurt Vonnegut’s son. He’s also an author, and he documents his experience with mental illness. Just Like Someone Without Mental Illness Only More So is hilarious, wrenching and insightful.

Up front in the book is a note on its title:

When I talk to the National Alliance on Mental Illness and other patient support groups, I take questions at the end. At one talk I was asked, “What’s the difference between yourself and someone without mental illness?”

At another talk I was asked, “how do you make the voices be not so mean?”

I wish I knew.

Art helps him cope.

“It's really hard to think of something like the arts, where you literally make something out of nothing,” he says. “And then you can say, I am good for something.”

That’s what he’ll be speaking on tonight.

Mark Vonnegut on art and mental illness

Presented by Ideas in Psychiatry

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 6:30 p.m.

UNM Continuing Education Auditorium

1634 University NE

Free

He’s giving another free lecture on psychiatric diagnoses Friday in the late-morning.

Vonnegut on diagnoses

Friday, Oct. 7, 11 a.m.

UNM’s Domenici Center for Health Sciences Education, East Building auditorium, room 1220

1001 Stanford NE

Free

V.20 No.39 | 9/29/2011
Mark Vonnegut and his son, Mark Jr.
Barb Vonnegut

Talking Points

I Am Good for Something

Art’s healing effect on mental illness

He’s finished a sequel to his first book, which looked at mental illness and recovery. Three decades later, he’d become a doctor. He had kids. And then he had another breakdown.
V.20 No.11 | 3/17/2011
ej Morgan

Interview

Dickhead

Local writer summons Philip K. Dick in novel

Philip K. Dick was a strange guy—or at least his writing is. You’ll find his works in the science-fiction section of a bookstore, but his writing isn’t that easy to classify. His words can seem like the musings of a philosopher and the ramblings of a mentally ill person, all at the same time.

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