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Ruth Hope Woodlen


People are searching my blog for Ruth Woodlen, so it is necessary that I make clear the relationship between Ruth and me.  She is my youngest sister, and the executive director of the Mental Health Association of the Capital Region … Continue reading

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The Big Question (Part II)


            The New York State Office of Mental Health requires that you have telephone access to the rest of the world.  That doesn’t mean your hospital will let you.             At Hutchings Psychiatric Center, there was one phone for about … Continue reading

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The Undrugging of Annie (Part I)


It is a large, square, clear plastic Rubbermaid container with a blue-rimmed lid, and it is full of pills.  Red pills, brown pills, white pills.  Capsules and packed powder.  Round and oval.  Large, medium and small.  Gray pills, yellow pills, … Continue reading

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