A 60 year old man from New York tells us his story with mental illness.

I was contacted a few days ago on Instagram by Anthony, a man in his sixties from the States. He was commenting on my article Angry men. One comment lead to another and Anthony shared with me his story.This is his testimonial with his own words, edited by Astoryofthoughts.

What should you do during a panic attack?

Symptoms of a panic attack may push the individual to think that they are having a heart attack which increases their anxiety and symptoms even more. Unfortunately, you may become anxious about your anxiety. Read the article to know how to act during a panic attack.

Thoughts on Michael Jordan.

Thoughts on Michael Jordan #ThebestNBAplayer to have ever existed, Michael Jordan is a persona that shaped the 80s and the 90s and changed the face of #Americanbasketball. I was 7 years old and I was already following the news of the great MJ, along with millions of people worldwide. He was my champion, he was […]

Home grown freedom.

“Control the food and you control the people” Henry Kessinger, 1974. and this is what politicians have been doing since the start of civilization. You control one’s food and you control their choices, their decision making and their actions in life but what if people wanted to be free? What if someone, somewhere decided to […]

All I need is a happy thought.

All I need is a happy thought. One single happy memory or an aspiration to float on. I walk through the day like a particle bombarded by dust. I feel myself reduced to a circle that had lost its way. Some days are just too much when life is playing psycho. Some days, all this […]

The epidemic.

Is it love in the time of cholera or is it madness in the time of fear? It is the epidemic of fear in the time of ignorance and the epidemic of panic attacks in the absence of science and common sense. Common sense, such a powerful concept and yet so fragile. The world is […]

The mountain that speaks.

I stood in tears while I heard the mountain speak : “hush your mind little one”. I stood stunned by the ice walls and the sharp peaks. The mountain spoke with a freezing breath and so I froze while my thoughts wandered on life and glory. I stood overwhelmed by the power of presence and […]

Winter old and wise.

The freezing wizard, this is winter in the Northern hemisphere. For three long months, the sun is in its weakest and lowest point in our sky and the Earth’s temperature keeps falling drastically. All micro ecosystems are affected. Animal migrations take place, water and plants freeze, prey and food become scarce and our own behaviours […]

Fire within.

Anger is the most persecuted, denied and rejected human emotion. Anger is scary and little human beings are taught since their early years, through education, religion and social manners that anger is bad and sinful. Anger is painted as the utmost evil but is it really? First of all, let us define anger.  Anger is […]

How does therapy work?

Familiarity turns around medication. An equation of chemicals playing within our bodies, delivering relatively fast and noticeable results. But away from medication, how does therapy work? I mean besides magical wands, how does a therapist help you relieve your load? Is it possible to work on your mental system without cutting you open? Surgery is […]

Welcome to the machine.

Mental images I have from cities are all grey with low colour contrast. I do not like high rise buildings blocking daylight, I do not like people left living on the street because of their mental or financial issues while so much indoor space is kept unused at night, I do not like noise and […]

The fear of therapy

People resist going to therapy. The reasons could be cultural, social, financial and most of the time the reason is anxiety. You and me and almost anyone would certainly fear going to see a mental health therapist but here are some facts that you oversee while worrying about starting a conversation with a professional. First: […]

Being normal.

A common social behaviour in humans is to negatively judge lifestyles that are different from traditions and social expectations. People leading uncommon lifestyles are rejected by their social group and considered unfit to be within the social circle. Being normal is not defined by being like everyone else. To the contrary, being normal is succeeding […]