Where's Rob Been?

Hi! It's, uh, been a while. . .

MANY of you reached out to find out where I was, what was happening, how I was doing, or to even find out if I was still on the planet.

I wasn't ready to have this conversation yet, but it's well past time by now.

Here's the short version because I've been promising to write a full, much longer version for about three months now. I haven't - I've been letting my anxiety win on this.

I figure if I start to write the cliffs notes, I may kick that little bastard in the jim-jams, so here's the TL/DT (too long, didn't type) version.

I suffer from depression and anxiety.
I have for years, but refused to fully acknowledge it, and how bad it was.
For a variety of reasons, it got much worse in the past year.

I finally chose to take it seriously and to get help.
(SO MUCH thanks to my wife and family with this.)

I completed intensive outpatient therapy at St. Thomas  (a great program), I'm on new meds, and I am seeing a therapist regularly.

The medication helps a ton, but the biggest help was realizing I am not alone.

If you are curious, take a look at these links, all from an inspiration and hero of mine, Wil Wheaton.
His experience doesn't have a 100% overlap with mine, but so much of what he has written about it is right on the money:




The Blogess has also been a godsend.

Do you need help?

NAMI’s helpline: 800-950-6264
OK 2 Talk
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – Call 800-273-TALK (8255)
Crisis Text Line – Text NAMI to 741-741

You can email me at wheresrob@aktriv.com.


Excelsior et Irrumabo Morbus Animi et Carcinodes!

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