Monthly Archives: November 2011

From My Bed, Buddy


We can’t be mentally ill all the time; sometimes we are just regular people.  I have this whole entire blog devoted to the ways and means of treating mental illness, but what else is there? I awoke this morning at … Continue reading

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You Come First–Really (Part II)


What the hell does the Brownell Center for Behavioral Health think you want psychotherapy for?  For all this stuff—the yelling and hitting and fucking and drunkenness and drugging!  That’s what’s hurting you!  And they are ripping through the most painful, God-awful … Continue reading

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You Come First–Really


You are the most important element in the psychotherapeutic relationship. You—not the money, not the agency and not the therapist. They all exist to help you, and if they don’t know that then you shouldn’t go to that person or … Continue reading

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NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)


Please be aware that NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) believes that 80% of people with mental illness should be taking medication, and NAMI receives significant funding from pharmaceutical companies. NAMI states that “mental illness is a serious medical illness.”  It is … Continue reading

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In the End . . .


Greetings again, neighbors far and wide.  It’s three o’clock in the morning and I have been lying awake re-telling my story in my mind—the part where a doctor damaged me and I spent a month on life support with no expectation … Continue reading

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A Dialogue, with Anger


An excerpt from LinkedIn.  Ebony is a mental health student/worker in Australia; Anne B is a person diagnosed with bipolar disorder in the United Kingdom; Anne W is me, an angry ex-psychiatric patient in New York. Ebony • Reading your … Continue reading

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