Tag Archives: psychiatric patient

Mohawk Moms (Part II)


There are two women whose adult sons have been hospitalized at Mohawk Valley Psychiatric Center in the Wright Building on Ward 39—and the moms have been denied visitation with their sons. One woman, call her Margaret, would go to the Wright … Continue reading

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Sexual Abuse, Mohawk Mom, and the Good Life


Good morning, peeps.  It’s been too long since I posted, so here’s an update on what I’ve been doing: First, an allegation has been made that a therapist is sexually abusing his patients.  I do not know if this is true … Continue reading

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Life-Saving at the Empathic Therapy Conference


Before the “Treating the Psychiatrically Maltreated” workshop at the Empathic Therapy Conference, a young man approached me, hand outstretched.  He was slender, had long dark hair, and was wearing a black shirt and dark pants.  He thanked me for saving his … Continue reading

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Empathic Therapy Conference: Treat with Kindness, not Chemicals


If you attended the Empathic Therapy Conference, please contact me at psychsurvivor@yahoo.com. On Sunday morning at the Empathic Therapy Conference, feeling pretty sick as result of the damage I suffered from psychiatric medications, I pulled on minimal clothing and struggled … Continue reading

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You asked for Feedback


“I ‘bumped into’ this blog [“Doing what’s Right” https://behindthelockeddoors.wordpress.com/2012/04/05/doing-whats-right/%5D searching for support…I am a masters-level social worker in a psychiatric inpatient unit and I had a difficult experience today. It was a first for me, as I have had this job … Continue reading

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Doing what’s Right


It started, of course, with a nightmare, which led to a long train of memories, none of them pleasurable or comforting.  It ended with this:  tomorrow afternoon I have an appointment with my therapist and her supervisor.  Dick Gottlieb and I, … Continue reading

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Surviving Psychiatry: About the Author


About the Author, Anne C Woodlen I am a tenth generation American, descended from a family that has been working a farm that was deeded to us by William Penn. The country has changed around us but we have held true. … Continue reading

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