About Andrew Lawes

My name is Andrew Lawes, and I am afflicted with a condition definable only as the Lawes Disorder.

I will explain a small part of my disorder on the Good Men Project every Friday at 1:30pm (10:30 Pacific time, 6:30pm UK time) and more frequently at: LawesDisorder.com Facebook.com/LawesDisorder Twitter.com/LawesDisorder

Unholy Confession: My Split-Personality Disorder

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Andrew Lawes has tried to live in this world for 29 years. His only hope of survival is to show you his world and hope you accept him in yours.

How Autism Holds The Answers To Depression And Mental Illness


Can knowledge and understanding of Autism lead to more effective mental health support? Andrew Lawes believes so.

We Need To Be Brave And Stand Up To Evil

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In the aftermath of the Rotherham Child Exploitation scandal, too much focus has been put on the ethnicity and religion of the criminals. Andrew Lawes believes fear is the real issue. He wants to help you be brave.

How Silence Led To 1400 Children Being Sexually Abused

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The authorities and staff entrusted to protect vulnerable people were too scared to do so. Andrew Lawes wants to help you speak out against abuse

The Reality Of Suicide: We Must All Take Responsibility for Change


The difference between cancer and depression is that cancer attacks the physical self, whereas depression decimates the mind and soul. Sadly, the way society supports people with the ‘invisible illness’ is the opposite to those with the visibly-apparent diagnosis, and is why the suicide rate is expanding at such an alarming rate.

Thoughts of Depression, Self-Harm, and Suicide


Suicidal people are often called selfish or cowardly, but how often are they called exhausted or terrified? Andrew Lawes shares his story.

The Emotional Fallout of Divorce and the 5 Stages of Relationship Grief

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Andrew Lawes knows how you can hit bottom after a divorce. But he’s here to tell you how to survive.

An Open Letter to Anyone Considering Suicide

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Andrew Lawes—like so many of us—knows what it is like to be on the brink of despair. He hopes his words will connect with those who need it most.

Overcoming Fear and Learning to Live

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Andrew Lawes knows how difficult it is to combat your fears. And how important it is.

Why Don’t U.S. Veterans Get the Support They Need?


With military suicides at an all-time high, we need to ask what we can do better.

Understanding Self-Harm

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Andrew Lawes explains how ‘self-harm isn’t about dying. Self-harm is about living.’

The Empty Space: Absentee Parenting


It’s bad enough that you weren’t prepared to be a father, but failing to be there for your kids and not holding yourself accountable for who they become is even worse.

Can I Overcome Depression?


While most people can enjoy pleasant afternoons, I live in constant fear of the approaching storms.

The Son I Never Met: Men and Miscarriage


Ten years later, I still haven’t talked about how much the miscarriage affected me.

Depression—My Story


Depression can be a fatal illness. Andrew Lawes has survived it, but it was a near thing for a while.

How to Love Someone With Depression


One of the hardest things about depression is understanding it. This advice will help.