After reading a short story in his college creative writing class about a man with OCD, Matt has a flash of insight and realizes that he himself showed all the signs of obsessive-compulsive behavior in his youth — counting rituals, … Continue reading
Stories with keyword: mental illness
Growing up, Myriah’s mother is an alcoholic, as well as bipolar, and though the two have a close relationship, it’s codependent, with Myriah’s mom counting on her to be a responsible caretaker and rescuer at all times. One night, when … Continue reading
Kurt’s father, Jack, left the family when Kurt was just a toddler, and ever since there’s been a shroud of mystery and menace around the man — his mother implies that he was dangerous, and affected by paranoid schizophrenia, and … Continue reading
Kevin Allison interviews Tracy about the process of creating and performing her shocking and deeply emotional story “Transcendent” as part of the Live From Philly episode. The interview contains excerpts from Tracy’s story.
British 20-something JP gets a job that transfers him from London to New York. One of the only friends he makes is a young lady named Claire, whom he meets online and begins dating. She becomes mysteriously ill with terrible … Continue reading
Katie participates in an experimental antidepressant drug trial at Columbia University to see if it will help her lifelong depression, anhedonia and lack of engagement in life. She can’t know if she’s been assigned to the active medication group or … Continue reading