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How to Complain: U.S. Dept. of Justice


“Frequently Asked Questions about Filing an ADA [Americans with Disabilities] Complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice”   http://www.ada.gov/fact_on_complaint.htm Courtesy of Peter Berg, Project Coordinator of Technical Assistance, Great Lakes ADA Center, University of Illinois/Chicago (800) 949-4232 (V/TTY)–(312) 413-1407 (V/TTY)–(312) 413-1856 … Continue reading

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Power vs. Service


The psychotherapist came to the waiting room to get me.  She was a tall, older, light-skinned Afro-American psychologist.  She held the door as I maneuvered my wheelchair through it and we went into her office.  She sat down and I slowly … Continue reading

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April is the Cruelest Month


Saturday I went back to Peter Breggin’s Empathic Therapy Conference, but first I went for a long ride.  I did not intend to but, because I am disabled and in a wheelchair, and therefore poor, I have to use paratransit, i.e., … Continue reading

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St. Joseph’s: The Perverse Pathology of Mary Corbliss (Part IV)


            Everything had to go through Mary, and Mary was not available to meet my every need.  She made sure to tell me clearly, impatiently, “Anne, you’re not my only patient.  You know that.”             I went to the nursing … Continue reading

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About the Author: Anne C Woodlen (Part IV)


Out on pass, I collapsed psychologically and took an overdose.  When I failed to return to the hospital on time, the doctor said I probably was out partying and not to try to find me.  She left me alone to … Continue reading

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