Sorry for the interruption in service

My apologies for the interruption in service. Living with depression can yield some particularly difficult days. I will return ASAP.

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

17 thoughts on “Sorry for the interruption in service”

  1. All good George. Gives us time to catch up on the huge amount of content you regularly put out there

  2. I value who you are highly, what you do is important.
    Perseverance will make your dream job pay off. Be well.

  3. George, get well soon. Mental health is serious stuff. Take your time getting back on your feet.

    This is what made the personal attacks against me so shameful. Disagreeing with another posters’ views should never lead to jokes about being a psychopath, forgetting to take your meds, you are a sick puppy, etc…Of all the websites to sling garbage like that and people decided to do that here, knowing your struggles. Sad.

    For what it’s worth, after reading about how badly a couple of people wanted me banned from this site I decided to step back. I still read every article and every comment. But opted to let others drive the discussion. What I’ve observed, unfortunately, is not a lot of engaged debate or discussion this week. Ironically those who were so passionate to silence me had very little to contribute to an actual hockey discussion.

    Signing off again. Get better!

      1. Bivvy,

        Right? Amazing how someone could take George’s serious condition and make the post about himself. It speaks volumes.

        At least everyone else is showing empathy.

        Best wishes George for a speedy recovery. I am truly sorry if my behavior has caused any of your discomfort.

        1. The post is not about myself. It’s about George. And wishing he gets well. Read it again. It’s pretty clear.

          I’m simply saying how shameful it is that certain readers opted to use mental health as a way to attack me, knowing that George himself struggles with this very serious, and very common affliction. That is the sad part here. Everyone should look in the mirror and learn from this. No matter how much you despise me or any other poster…NEVER make light of mental health. Now why don’t you guys go back to discussing hockey rather than me. George would appreciate that.

          1. Although stated more strongly than appropriate (and I apologized for the ‘strength’), my basic comment remains: you do need to alter your demeaning ways with others.
            Further, you referenced “being a psychopath, forgetting to take your meds, you are a sick puppy, etc…” I don’t recall that from anyone here on TMR—but I still say some level of therapy should be considered. If you interact in the face-to-face world this way, you must be a very disliked person.
            BTW: I have been treated for depression in my somewhat distant past, but I never treated those I interacted with in the manner you do.
            I close & plagiarize what GrrRahRah said above: “Best wishes George for a speedy recovery. I am truly sorry if my behavior has caused any of your discomfort.”

  4. Best to you always. Hang in there. Know that you are appreciated by us. Try and get a little Sun to cheer you up a bit. It will also calm you. While in the Sun, tell yourself on inhalation “My mind is at ease” on exhalation tell yourself “I am slowing down” Do this for awhile and whenever you are anxious. It works for me and my mother in law. You will be back running on all 8 cylinders soon…..unlike the Wings for now. Peace to you, my friend.

  5. Hang in there, George!

    A lot of folks out here appreciate you and what you do.

    And, personally, I can relate. I’ll echo what Dale said above:
    even just some sunlight, deep, slow breathing, and getting out and moving a little can help.

    I’m looking forward to the next deluge of posts!

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