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Carol Hayes Collier, Truth and Sex: Answers to Questions


What to do if you catch patients having sex on a psych unit If it appears consensual, then honor the celebration of life, walk away and keep your mouth shut.  If it appears nonconsensual, scream bloody murder to get staff members to come break … Continue reading

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PPP, DDD and Me


I went to the Empathic Therapy Conference because it included workshops about drugs and drug damage.  (All I understand of empathic therapy is that it’s what you do when you accept people as people, not as diagnosable units of sickness, … Continue reading

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“I Have Some Pills!”(Part II)


            Suddenly she breaks out in gasping sobs and yelps, “I’m scared!  I’m so scared!” I ask her if she knows what she’s afraid of.  “No,” she says, “I didn’t know I was scared until the words came out.”             … Continue reading

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