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I started my blog as a means to develop my seemingly rapid and disconnected thoughts into a communicable, organized form. I also find writing is a useful exercise for building emotional resilience in sharing these thoughts with the public. I find it frightening to be so exposed, yet also exciting to see what kind of response I get from people. Plus, it’s revealing to look backward to reflect on what topics I’ve written about over time as my story unfolds.

Reflecting on 5 Years of Stand-Up Comedy

By jimflannery | April 20, 2019

This was originally written on April 20, 2018.  I set a fuse on it to publish exactly one year later to avoid the discomfort of publishing my personal thoughts and feelings in real-time. March 29, 2018 is the five year anniversary of the first time I performed stand-up at Winston’s Open Mic in Ocean Beach,…

Announcing the 2019 Virtual Protest of the American Psychiatric Association

By jimflannery | April 10, 2019

For more information or to get involved, visit ProtestAPA.com. TRANSCRIPT: My name is Jim Flannery and today, I invite psychiatric survivors, ex-patients, and peers around the world to participate in this year’s Virtual Protest of the American Psychiatric Association’s Annual Meeting.  You can participate by creating a 3 minute video sharing your personal story of…

I discovered that 7Cups.com is “hacking” their own website to trick depressed people into using their service.

By jimflannery | August 21, 2018

To share my recent discovery about 7cups.com, I have to first reveal two personal things I’m often ashamed of and shy about broadcasting: sometimes I get quite melancholy and part of my income comes from freelance digital marketing. While the comic in me wants to suggest that #1 is a consequence of #2, they are…

State of the Startup: July 2017

By jimflannery | July 13, 2018

Just like in my 2016 State of the Startup post, I put a time fuse on this post.  This article was written one year ago.  Simply put, it’s really hard to publish about these kind of personal things “in the moment” but I want to share them because I think it may benefit others.  So…

My speech from the American Psychiatric Association Protest

By jimflannery | June 5, 2018

To watch all the speeches from the APA protest, visit ProtestAPA.com. For details on my feelings about the protest, you can watch my two previous videos: – What I Wish You Knew About Mental Health – Why I’m Protesting the American Psychiatric Association My Speech from the APA Protest When I was trying to plan…

Open Invitation to #NeverAgain to Join #protestAPA2018

By jimflannery | April 22, 2018

Join us in protesting the American Psychiatric Association on May 6 in New York City.  We’ll be meeting outside the Javits Center from 12:00-4:00pm where the Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association will be taking place. For details on my feelings about the protest, you can watch my two previous videos: – What I…

Why I’m Protesting the American Psychiatric Association #protestAPA2018

By jimflannery | April 18, 2018

**Join me in protesting the American Psychiatric Association on May 6, 2018 in New York City** via our Facebook Group Thanks to Bigg Stuggz at Trainwreck Audio for the music. This is a follow-up to my previous video titled: “What I Wish You Knew About Mental Health.”   Some people wonder, why would you protest the…

What I Wish You Knew About Mental Health

By jimflannery | April 14, 2018

**Join me in protesting the American Psychiatric Association on May 6, 2018 in New York City via our ** Facebook Group Music by Bigg Stuggz at Trainwreck Audio   Psychiatric “Treatment” is Horrible I wish you knew that psychiatric treatment is fucking torture.  In fact, the World Health Organization and United Nations have condemned it…

School Sucks so Start Your Own: live workshop and interview

By jimflannery | April 1, 2018

As some may know, I recently started writing a book titled “School Sucks so Start Your Own.”  The book describes how young people can take their educational destiny into their own hands by starting their own self-directed learning communities in their areas. In the fall and spring, I ran workshops at libraries and other venues…

Decided to write something while I’m depressed

By jimflannery | December 30, 2017

This was originally written on December 30, 2016.  I set a fuse on it to publish exactly one year later to avoid the discomfort of publishing this kind of article in real-time. They say many of the great writers produced their best work while they were depressed.  I’d look up who those people are but…

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