Aliya S. King
aliyasking
Aliya S. King, a native of East Orange, N.J., is the author of two novels and three nonfiction books. She has written professionally since 1998.
5/21/19
11:37 PM
3

All I gotta say is if you need to go to a psychiatrist you absolutely need to go to a therapist as well. The psychiatrist doesn’t know what your problem is and you cannot explain it well enough without professional help. They will give you pill after pill and it will fuck you up because they’re basically throwing shit

5/21/19
4:09 PM
2

I realize this is a serious post and I’m not making light of it at all, but I had to comment based on the headline.

5/21/19
3:42 PM
2

Definitely. At some point in your life hopefully people who need it will come to a point where they decide - “I don’t want to have these ups and downs, and downs without ups”, or whatever your issue is. Hopefully you’ll decide to take action over your issues, and not be at mercy of them, and get the help you need. At

5/21/19
3:30 PM
4

From what I’ve read, and talking to doctors about it, and taking it, prozac can cause sexual dysfunction which vary wildly. I’ve heard of people who have issues with lower, let’s call it sexual zeal, and I’ve heard of people who had an orgasm every time their car hit a bump.*

5/21/19
3:05 PM
14

One thing that needs to be repeated over and over and over again is that it -will- take time and often repeated visits to the doctor to get the right mix that has few side effects, yet allows someone to function. As someone who has Major Depression Disorder, with a case of mild OCD, it took me about six months to a

5/21/19
1:44 PM
15

Go off carbs, go off anything but meat, cut meat out entirely, live off the morning dew that accumulates on leaves of grass. All while maintaining a resting heart rate which is impossibly low or impossibly high. Then go run, walk, ride twenty miles while staying hydrated. But only drink water. Not that kind of water!

12/20/17
11:40 AM
7

I have an idea you might want to try. Buy sparkling water or get a Sodastream. Then go to a health foods store or Amazon and pick up a branched chain amino acid (BCAA) supplement, like Scivation Xtend (they have good flavors) or a sugar-free flavor enhancer like Mio. Mix that shit together and it will taste just like

12/20/17
11:21 AM
3

I may never quit but I did go from one 20 oz. bottle, to one 16 oz. bottle, to one 12 oz. can, to one7.5 oz. can per day. It’s been a year since I started drinking the 7.5 oz. cans (still one per day) and I’ve lost 7 pounds. I must attritubte that weight loss to the reduction in sugary beverages because until October

12/4/17
7:30 PM
9

Impassively suicidal actions and thoughts aren’t really talked about the way they should be, I think. When I’m depressed, I smoke more, I don’t wear my seatbelt, I eat like crap, and I don’t particularly care about the consequences of any of my actions. I wasn’t even aware I was doing these things until it was pointed

12/4/17
4:48 PM
13

First: you need some gorgeous flowers. (At least I hope you think they’re gorgeous - I love hydrangeas & peonies.) Because you deserve something gorgeous.

12/4/17
4:09 PM
20

Yeah having good support system is crucial. You can have a fantastic therapist but outside of that one hour every week, you need people who really care about you around. I have found the pets to be a great comfort as well. Dogs feel in big primary colors and know when their people aren’t right. They’re great at

9/20/17
3:56 PM
3

Some of the best real-life guidance I’ve received was actually something I took from a bit in one of Louis CK’s routines: “Divorce is always good news. I know that sounds weird, but it’s true because no good marriage has ever ended in divorce. That would be sad. If two people were married and ... they just had a great

9/18/17
9:40 PM
2

Never been divorced, but I have had to help a guy friend and girlfriend “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind” their Facebook accounts post divorce, but pre wide-release announcement. That is one of the advantages of having an analog life, you don’t have to worry about all that.  

6/13/17
5:27 PM
5

Whether Cosby had access is a matter of how much he squirreled away and how many he used. If he ever had access to them, one can presume he still does. Unless they manage to search every place he owns and drill every safe deposit box, possibly under false names, one might never find them all.