Twice in the Psych Unit part 2 by Grant F. Sontag

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Part 2(part 1 here) written by by Grant F. Sontag I began a suicide note which I worked on constantly until I had what I would call a nervous breakdown (now called a �major depressive episode.�). I began to shake and a thin, plaintiff wail began to well up inside me. With my cousin Jane…

Let’s stop blaming survivors by Kirk Moore

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Written by Kirk Moore �How about we stop blaming the victims?� Emma Gonzalez, survivor of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Mental Illness affects more than 70 million people in the United States. But of all the violent acts committed in this country, only 4 to 5% are attributable to people with mental…

Twice in the Psych Unit part 1 by Grant F. Sontag

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written by Grant F. Sontag Part 1(part 2 here) In 1996, while living and working in Cleveland, Ohio, I was diagnosed with a carotid body tumor – a rare, usually benign growth almost always occurring in men over forty. I was forty one at the time. The otolaryngologist, Dr. Harvey, explained that the risks of…