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You Come First–Sort of


I was in terrible pain.  There was a darkness in my soul and I didn’t know where it was coming from so I finally decided to see a psychotherapist.  A friend suggested that maybe I was dealing with issues of … Continue reading

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Men, Women and Doctors


            The sun has risen on a skiff of snow covering the houses and hills outside my window.  My home and I are quiet this morning.  James Taylor’s “You’ve Got a Friend” accompanies tea.  Rainbows are dancing off the prism … Continue reading

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Behind the Locked Doors of Inpatient Psychiatry: About the Author (Part I)


When I was fourteen, I was diagnosed with depression and saw a psychologist for psychotherapy twice a week for about a year and a half.  It was ineffective, so I got shipped off to boarding school.  The bouts of depression … Continue reading

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Judges in Passing


People working in the mental health industry—aides, nurses, therapists and doctors—judge others.   A diagnosis is a judgment of what is normal or abnormal, sick or healthy.  Doctors and therapists make these diagnoses, then they and nurses and aides talk about patients’ … Continue reading

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