docu-mental: mapping the american states of mind

Whitney M. Fishburn
Independent, practical analyses of the intersection of mental health, American culture, corporate power, and democracy, written weekly. Often funny.
Created 19 Aug 2018
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  • Vagina. Say it with me: Vagina.
    02 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 4 5
    vol. 3 issue 41 Greetings, I have one. Your mother definitely has one. Yup, Granny, too. Your sister, your daughter, your favorite auntie. Your wife, as you are, I hope, keenly aware, also has one. Yo...
  • Burn out: from burden to blessing
    24 Sep 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    vol. 3 issue 40 Credit: Gabriel Picolo. Greetings, Happy Autumn. Time to take stock, not take with us whatever is unnecessary as we enter the coming season of prolonged darkness. It’s also the last Fr...
  • Surrender to the Solution
    17 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read
    vol. 3 issue 39 Image: Tree of Life Credit: J. J. Canvas Greetings, How are you? Everything okay? I ask because so many of the newsletter publishers I read, which all told is about 25 on a weekly basi...
  • Re: These six corporations are financing the war on women in six states
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 0
    Bonus content. Popular Information These six corporations are financing the war on women in six states In 2019, state legislatures across the country are enacting radical new restrictions on abortion....
  • 9/11 = Lone Star Lunacy
    10 Sep 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    vol. 3 issue 38 Art: Storm Over City. Credit: Bisbiswas. Greetings, Here’s my 9/11 remembrance. 2001 – 2021: Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, Sharia Law, never forget, Malala being shot by neanderthals becau...
  • Reader survey:
    03 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    SPECIAL ISSUE: PLEASE TAKE THE DOCU-MENTAL READER SURVEY Photo: Untitled by A-Separate-Reality. Greetings, I am at a crossroads and I need your help. docu-mental is ready to evolve. I already have ann...
  • What you really wish you could say about racism
    29 Aug 2021 • 2 min read • 1 0
    Photo: Author, Dax-Devlon Ross. Courtesy of Macmillan/St. Martin’s Press. vol. 3 issue 37 Greetings, If you are white, and could speak frankly to anyone about race, what would you say? Would you expla...
  • docu-mental is becoming part of the Ensouled Universe
    22 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    vol. 3 issue 36 credit: Francesca Greggs. Greetings, After three years of pursuing the reasons for our rising rates of anxiety, depression, and suicide, and concluding they are rooted in existential c...
  • Sacred Anxiety:
    13 Aug 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    vol. 3 issue 35 Jacob Wrestling with the Angel by Delacroix. Greetings, Not being an expert on the life of depth psychologist C.S. Jung, I don’t fully know the context of the letter he wrote to Olga F...
  • Resources for suicide prevention
    08 Aug 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    vol. 3 issue 34 Greetings, It was brief, what I wanted to say this week, once again on a Sunday instead of Friday, busy with remote presentations as I have been. But that’s all out of my head now, as ...
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