Tag Archives: violence

How to Complain: Mental Hygiene Legal Service


So Charles Bartlett had been locked up for thirty-two years when the Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS) found him and asked if he wanted out.  He replied, “I’ve been waiting a long time for you,” and then it took the MHLS nine … Continue reading

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Non-Violent Communication: Felon v. Patient


I was attending Dr. Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference:  Bring out the Best in Yourself! So I wheeled into Non-Violent Communication; Increasing Empathy in Private and Institutional Settings:  Mel Sears, RN MBA.  Mel turned out to be a comfortable-looking older … 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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