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Are You A “Mental Defective”?

Once a year my son gets a letter referring to him as a “mental defective.”  He has schizo-affective disorder and has been court ordered to follow treatment. He once asked me, “How do you think I feel when I get … Continue reading

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Doing The Right Thing

My local newspaper featured a story about a young man with serious mental-health issues (bipolar disorder, ADHD, and possibly autism). Recently he’s been arrested two times and since he just turned eighteen, programs, which had been available, disappeared overnight. His … Continue reading

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Sad, Sad, Sad

Lately my mood has been lower than the bottom of a shoe, teeming with dog poop, resulting in my vacillating between thoughts of suicide and admitting myself into a hospital. I got through the night with the help of an … Continue reading

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Stay Out Of My Basketball Court

Okay. I get it. The metaphor was apt and he made his point. In our last phone conversation, my son spoke the words in the post’s title, and so in acquiescing to his wishes, I will no longer help, unless … Continue reading

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