30: Prescription Drugs feat. Danny

This week, I had my friend Danny on and we talked about his use with Lexapro and anti-depressants and how they have affected him. We also dive into some conversations about the world and how mental illness has helped to shape our views of life and death.

The American Dream

Photo by Aaron Schwartz on Pexels.com A steady job, kids and happiness, that’s what everyone wants when the become an adult. As a kid, they watch their parents struggle through the daily grind, unaware of the difficulties that they faced, knowing that when they got older, they’d have the privilege of facing the same struggles …

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28: BetterHelp feat. Haesue Jo

This week, I talked with Haesue Jo, a Clinical Support Lead from BetterHelp, the popular online therapy platform. We talked about how she got into therapy, what her favorite thing about helping people is and how BetterHelp is transforming the therapy industry.Scott McOnlineTherapy episode-28-betterhelp-w-naesue-jo_mixdown

25: Perception of Mental Illness

The best way to raise awareness about mental illness is by talking about it, but that doesn't mean anyone needs to be treated differently. It's more about education than it is a change in action and opinion. Scott McCognizance

22: Compliments

Compliments are weird. They make the giver feel vulnerable and they can potentially make the receiver feel the same way, but that doesn't mean they're all bad. This week I talk about the importance of compliments and why it doesn't hurt to give more.

Wading Through the River Styx

My Achilles Heel is my love of writing, but my fear of rejection. Scott McMythology The cold stream covers my feet and ankles flows slowly, like sap from the tree. Each step forward is not one that I take due to my own accord, but rather the sands of time driving my wet, naked feet …

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21: Please and Thank You

I know that this is one of those topics where most people will think "why does this matter," or "is Scott losing his mind? I learned this in the first grade." Just hear me out and see why I think that saying please and thank you is more important when you're an adult than it …

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Dinner Party

This piece is graphic. It is entirely a work of fiction and does not reflect my view of the world. There is crime, racial terminology and other undesirable viewpoints that were used to reflect the era that this work took place in. It is not meant to offend anyone, so do not read it unless …

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19: Social Media

Oh social media, when will I ever understand you? This week I talk about why I don't post super often, and what kind of brand I want Acceptable Madness, and myself, to become. - Scott McFacebook

16: Naysayers

Welcome back to Acceptable Madness! In this episode, I talk about those people out there that, no matter what you say, won't believe you when you say you're stuggling. Just remember that there are always people out there that care about you, and that I'm one of those people.

Dragon or Na?

I wrote this after watching How to Train Your Dragon and having an existential crisis... so this is what you get! I’d rather die fighting a dragon than anything else. Well, I’d also be okay with dying to some other mythological creature, my personal favorite creature is a hydra, but if Cerberus or a minotaur …

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One Week With Depression — The Psych Talk

Check out the post that I wrote for The Psych Talk. It was a lot of fun and I hope to do more work with them soon. Click the link below to read the whole thing and then read some of the other stuff that they've put up too. It's worth your time. To me, …

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9: Catch 22

On this episode, I talk about all of the decisions that people make everyday that never seem to have a right answer, and how I deal with the confusion that they cause. Scott McYossarian