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Inpatient Psychiatry Without Drugs


Do you know what would happen if they stopped drugging people on inpatient psychiatric units?  I woke at 4:00 a.m. this morning and laid here in the darkness, my head filled with memories of inpatient psychiatric experiences.  It’s there; it’s … Continue reading

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Helping Friends & Firing Psychiatrists: Answers to Questions


Helping friends in psychiatric inpatient         This is a truly great question and my answer is one word:  abide.  My pastor demonstrated this word to me.  It means “to endure without yielding; to bear patiently.”  Even if there’s nothing you … Continue reading

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Righteous Anger


            When I stopped taking drugs ten years ago, I was angry—very, very angry.  There are several possible explanations for all that anger.  First was the fact that I have bipolar disorder, type 2.  Professionals say that in some people … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: Hate Crimes, Violence and Ignorance


About Cheyenne.  Cheyenne is a woman of color who stands about six feet tall.  Her heritage is so mixed that she is a mini-United Nations all by herself.  She is legally blind.             One morning, she is in the day … Continue reading

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