My philosophy, when surrounded by family, has been to avoid conversations that may cast a light on a person's misfortune or failures. Egos should be left with coats at the front door during holiday gatherings
September is National Suicide Awareness Month so we did some digging on how Idaho ranked in suicide mortality rate. The stats were shocking and many may not even realize how much of a problem it is in our state.
Writer of ComicsAlliance favorites The Wake and Batman, Scott Snyder is enjoying a kind of imperial phase of his comic book career, where everything he releases is met with commercial popularity as well as critical success. A long form collaboration with artists Greg Capullo, Danny Miki and FCO Plascencia, Batman has been the unquestionable leader of DC Comics' "New 52" line of superhero titles, routinely appearing in the #1 spot of monthly sales charts and just completing a wild and operatic revision of the Dark Knight's origin story in "Zero Year" -- an arc that CA's resident Batmanologist Chris Sims suspects may go down as one of his favorite Batman stories of all time.
But beneath Batman's twisty plots and memorably big moments lies the true trademark of Snyder's work; a conscious, almost intuitive sense of his characters' psychology and inner lives. It's Snyder's fundamental understanding of his heroes and villains that drives all the occasionally over-the-top action of his series, and of Batman especially.
Dr. Andrea Letamendi is a clinical psychologist and co-host of The Arkham Sessions -- the ComicsAlliance feature focused exclusively on psychology as expressed in Batman: The Animated Series -- and she sat down with Snyder at Comic-Con International in San Diego for a chat about the themes of mental health in not just his work, but in his own life.
Here’s another new made-up disorder. Doctors are calling it “Facebook depression” and it’s when something from Facebook makes your kid upset.
Some experts are saying that Facebook can lead to depression in teens. I know, because my wife posted that as her status, instead of something about how she and I are totally BFFs, and now I feel like locking myself in my room and listening to the Car