Antidepressants or Tolkien Character?

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Mental health is serious, but we can still have fun with it.

So, I know I tend to be super serious about things like mental health and medication because it can be a huge deal in someone’s life, especially if things aren’t going well. But, that doesn’t mean that we still can’t have a little fun, too.
I thought I’d share this before, but I can’t seem to find it anywhere on my blog, so I’m going to risk it and share an amusing game I first saw via my fellow geeks at Boing Boing called Antidepressants or Tolkien. It’s a fun little quiz that throws a strange name at you and asks the simple question: is it an antidepressant or a name from Tolkien’s work? I have to admit, I only got 15 of 24 questions right. It’s more challenging than you might think! I mean, yes, some are obvious, but some really are NOT! Either way, it’s a fun little game and has at least a tenuous connection to mental health, so I felt it was good to share. Who knows? It may even end up being accidentally educational!
Either way, have fun and come back next week for more!

2 Responses

  1. As I read The Lord of the Rings, I kept coming across how the Ring affects people. The more I learned about antidepressant medications, the more I was reminded of the Ring.
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  2. J. K. Hoffman

    Not sure if you were making a joke or not, but I’m on antidepressants and find them quite helpful. Also, I know quite a few people who are on antidepressants and they find them helpful, too. I found the linked quiz amusing because the names for these drugs are so weird and follow their own, strange, internal logic, just like Tolkien’s created languages in his work.

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