Tag Archives: Jesus

A Survivor’s Birthday/Christmas


On Thursday I asked my therapist, “What am I doing here?”  She replied, “Life review.”  On Friday, a friend asked for my New Year’s resolutions.  Saturday I went to see the movie “Hugo” wherein the child, whose father had trained … Continue reading

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Musings about Music, Antidepressants, Celiac Disease, Wheat, HIPAA, Justin Bieber and Jesus


First, music and antidepressants:  I took antidepressants every day for twenty-six years.  During that time all I listened to was country and western music.  Kenny Rogers called it “the white man’s blues” and I listened to the words.  After I … Continue reading

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Replying to the Recovering Psychiatrist


In regard to the good fairy, honorable physicians, and other fictional creatures—we are an immature nation that still wants daddy to take care of us.  That’s the whole book right there.  Physicians and the American medical industry get away with … Continue reading

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About St. Joseph’s Hospital Psychiatric Services (Part 1)


 “Mindfulness, the capacity to be here, to witness deeply everything that happens in the present moment, is the beginning of enlightenment.”  –Thich Nhat Hanh “You must make the unjust visible.”  –Mahatma Gandhi Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP)  About Michael Michael is ten … Continue reading

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