The son of our 45th U.S. President is only the latest to weigh in on one of the film industry’s greatest tragedies

On October 21, 2021, Candace Owens weighed in on the recent “Rust” movie tragedy and called Alec Baldwin a murderer. The photo of the since-deleted tweet is the lead-in image for this article, above.

Hours later, on October 22, Candace deleted her original tweet in response to scathing criticism, and…

Introduction

Unfortunately, this is not my first piece about suicide.

This is.

I have worked in both the mental health and entertainment fields, and to date have known a half-dozen individuals who have submitted to depression issues with suicidal ideology. …

Wouldn’t it make more sense to set goals daily, as opposed to annually?

‘Doesn’t it feel as though everyone makes New Year’s resolutions? If your answer is yes, why the compulsion then to be part of that crowd?

I may as well ask the natural follow-up: Doesn’t it feel as though everyone breaks New Year’s resolutions?

A friend once asked me this question…

Hint: The answer has nothing to do with being lazy.

Introduction

I was challenged to write this piece, and so now I’m delivering.

“Joel, you talk a good game on your social media pages,” I was told. “Let’s see something tangible for a change.”

You got it.

For purposes of perspective, today is Saturday, October 23, 2021. Below is a screenshot…

Asking sufferers to “relax” or insisting “we all have anxiety issues” only tends to punctuate the crippling nature of the illness.

The above image was selected after careful deliberation. Anxiety takes many forms; two that are commonly overlooked is a lack of self-care, and a forced smile that is only infrequently convincing.

Many of us with experience in this field of study consider anxiety a “lost” mental illness due to its…

On October 19, 2021, more than three years following the tragic February 14, 2018 shootings at Florida’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the families of both the deceased and the injured reached a $25 million settlement with the Broward County school district.

The following day, gunman Nikolas Cruz, who was…

This is not the first time.

The White House reported today that pharmacies, pediatrician’s offices, and some schools will soon offer Covid-19 Pfizer vaccines to children, pending final approvals from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the FDA.

Though no word has yet been given if the effort will lead to mandatory vaccinations…

We handed the matter like adults, which may not always be possible in today’s judgmental environment.

I’ll state at the outset I believe in shades of gray, and regarding this particular scenario I hold no lingering resentment.

My principal had taken a shot based on honest emotion; I cannot blame her for that.

I first noticed a personal interest on her part during a school Christmas…

Los Angeles can be a hell of a town.

September 30, 2005. In what was billed as the San Fernando Valley’s 10th annual NecroComicon, a horror convention, a “special guest” was announced the day before the event: O.J. Simpson.

The news immediately hit the national press, boosting the promotion from a usually modest affair to now something notorious —…

I recently noticed an old friend had been sharing political advice on his social media platforms. Of course, there is nothing wrong there; I would be disingenuous if I said otherwise, especially as I have not exactly been shy in expressing my own political opinions.

But those with whom I…

Joel Eisenberg

Joel Eisenberg is an award-winning author, screenwriter, and producer. The Oscar in the profile pic isn’t his but he’s scheming. WGA and Pen America member.

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