Cutting Class: Intro

Lots of my friends who want to get into anime (or friends who watch it already but want more recommendations) often ask me what shows they can watch that aren't set in high school, or that don't star high school-aged characters. I don't know why so much anime is about Enthusiastic Youths Doing Their Best, but for as much as I love it, I know it can be difficult to find shows that fall outside of this. So here's a series of blog posts I'll be doing regularly semi-regularly whenever I feel like it called Cutting Class. I'll try to show off anime I love that doesn't revolve around high school or young teenagers.

I'll be staying away from the more well-known series that fall outside the high school genre (Gundam, every long-running shounen series, etc) because those shows generally have plenty of coverage anyway. I'd like to share some lesser known gems with you all, shows you may not have heard of before! I hope you enjoy. It'll be fun!

getting treated for mental illness

So in October 2014 I started actually seeking treatment for my Horrific Brain Problems. I've been treated before, but sporadically - I saw a therapist for a little bit as a teenager and later did some EMDR therapy to cope with trauma that helped but unfortunately had to be stopped too early because of insurance complications. BUT ANYWAY, here's some stuff I wish I had known about the process back then that I know now. I'm still working on it - I'm sure I'll have more lessons to learn. But I hope this can help you if you're thinking about seeking treatment, or even just to read at all. There's no sense not talking about this stuff.

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