Monthly Archives: November 2010

About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part V)


My apartment was on the twenty-first floor and my bed was placed beside the windows, which were about six feet wide and eight feet high.  My old apartment had been very dark and set against the side of a hill; … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part IV)


Out on pass, I collapsed psychologically and took an overdose.  When I failed to return to the hospital on time, the doctor said I probably was out partying and not to try to find me.  She left me alone to … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part III)


In 1992, I went shopping.  I interviewed a psychiatrist, a psychologist and a social worker for the privilege of becoming my next therapist.  The psychologist, Paul M. Cohen, Ph.D., won and we worked together mostly twice a week for the … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part II)


After nearly a decade of stability, I had become an employee of the New York State Office of Mental Health.  I worked in administration in the regional office and helped create and run training workshops, mostly for employees of state … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (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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