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.

I Love Lamp

Art can come from the most unlikely of places, and from the most unlikely of people.Scott McLampshade Photo by Dmitry Zvolskiy on Pexels.com At the thrift store, Marie got an old lamp with a vintage gold finish. The lampshade was mostly purple and beige, with large roses of red and white scattered throughout. Green stems …

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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

Tortured Paranoia

Most everything I write is for fun and entertainment for everyone that decides to read it, but sometimes I think it's important to shine light on important topics. I hope you enjoy, but also understand what's being communicated here.Scott McTwister Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com Francis Long walked up the chipped concrete steps to 238 …

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27: Games

I've had a mixed relationship with games. Sometimes, I play them and love every second of it. Other times, I play them as an escape and it leaves me more unhappy then when I started. In this episode I talk about my relationship with them and how I've come to enjoy games much more.Scott McPlayer …

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26: The Suicide Disease feat. Trevor

This week, my friend Trevor stopped by to talk about the unpleasant experience that he's had with "The Suicide Disease." We talk about everything from suicide to dinosaur penis, so you're sure to enjoy something in it. Scott McTrevor

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

Ingrown Toenail

I'm either a closet sociopath or the stuff I write is stuff that everyone thinks about but doesn't say aloud. No matter which is true, I'm not worried about it. Scott McPodiatrist The parking lot was unpaved and bumpy, shaking the car like it was like a pirate ship sailing over the seven seas. Only …

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Free Firewood

This is something that I think is pretty comedic. I used journal entries as the way to tell the story since I recently finished Bram Stoker's Dracula and I wanted to experiment. Personally, I thought the piece was interesting and spawned simply by me driving passed a pile of free firewood and letting my fucked …

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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

18: Arrogance

Welcome back to another episode of Acceptable Madness! This time, I talk about something that I had a hard time moving passed, and that's being a pompous asshole. I'm sure a lot of people still think I am very arrogant, but changing opinions is a long process and one that I'll gladly take on. Scott …

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