October 10, 2022
No, you're not crazy... 😒
IT'S EVERYTHING AROUND YOU THAT'S CRAZY!
It's World Mental Health Day. If you struggle with your mental health, you're far from alone. I struggle with anxiety and depression, but in my defense (and maybe yours), the world is a depressing and anxiety-inducing place, so I guess it's to be expected.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Assocation, 17% of adults will experience depression at some point in their lives, and 18% of US adults will experience an anxiety disorder in any given year. The other 80-ish% of the population is enjoying a condition we sometimes refer to as delusion.*
I mostly cope with my depression and anxiety using humor, but cake also helps, and it is National Cake Decorating Day. I am terrible at decorating cakes, but an absolute champ at eating them, so clearly my goal today should be to brighten some cake decorator's day by buying one of their creations.
* I am definitely going to get at least one angry email from someone who doesn't appreciate this mild ribbing directed at those who are impervious to upsetting stimuli. If you don't get that this is hyperbole and feel compelled to email me to protest this joke, you may be less impervious than you think.
Me when someone asks me about my coping skills.
Anything of note about past October 10ths? Here are a few things...
• Filmmaker Ed Wood was born on this day in 1924. He is known for directing some of the most famous cult classics of the 1950s, including Glen or Glenda, Plan 9 from Outer Space, and Jail Bait.
• On this day in 1846 Triton, the largest moon of the planet Neptune, was discovered.
• On this day in 1978 US President Jimmy Carter signed a bill authorizing the creation of dollar coins featuring suffragette Susan B Anthony.
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Peace, love, and cake,