Tag Archives: mental health law

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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“Laughter in mental health inpatient units”: Answer to Question


          I spent about three years locked down on inpatient psychiatry and the word “laughter” only conjures up three images.  The first is of Gary, who works as an entry-level counselor.  He is extraordinarily intelligent, middle-aged, and has a master’s … Continue reading

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A Life of Value (Part I)


Here’s a story for you.  I transmit it in the tradition of oral storytelling, which is to say I’m not doing any research, just going from memory.  It is true to the best of my recollection.  Even if the facts aren’t … Continue reading

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Hutchings Psychiatric Center: Notes from a Hospitalization (Part V)


Four-point The patient is removed to the third floor, and four-point.  Dr. Megna told me he hated putting people in four-point.  Certainly people hated being put in four-point, nevertheless, the system designed and built a special room for four-point.  It is … Continue reading

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