Tag Archives: Bernardine Apartments

Being “Disappeared” into CPEP (Part III)


[For parts I and II, go to http://annecwoodlen.wordpress.com/ “Notes in Passing.”] Let’s keep in mind that one time when I was in CPEP (Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program) they wouldn’t give me my personal address book so I could call my … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part VII)


            I battled the system for proper treatment—said treatment now consisting of things like aide service, a shower chair and a tray table.  The nurse/case manager was from a religious order and I was required to call her “Sister” even … Continue reading

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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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