Category Archives: Chapter 1 — The Meltdown

Robin’s Thoughts About Her Meltdown

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. I slept very little the night before I was hospitalized and woke up exhausted.  I … Continue reading

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What Happened to the Robin I Know?

Dr. Greene had told Robin in no uncertain terms that he would not be releasing her from the hospital until after February 9, 2003.  This was the day she had originally planned to kill herself.  It was the day her … Continue reading

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“We Have Got to Get Her Out of Here!”

Once Robin started coming out of her room and attending groups, things worsened for her in terms of the dynamics with the staff on the inpatient unit.  She was still not thinking clearly. Her new status as someone who had … Continue reading

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Robin Finally Lets Her People In

The inpatient unit where Robin was staying consisted of ten rooms with two beds per room, in a long hallway with a nurses’ station in the middle of the unit.  The nurses’ station was a room enclosed in shatterproof glass … Continue reading

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“I Hate Myself, I Hate My Life and I Want to Die.”

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom.   Robin’s “meltdown” led to a three week hospitalization.  I continued to be involved in … Continue reading

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“Are You Going to Ditch Me Now?”

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. As a therapist to adult outpatients, often with significant and chronic symptoms, I did not … Continue reading

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The Phone Call that Changed Everything

The story begins with a phone call one day from Robin.  She and I had been working together in therapy for almost ten years at that point.  She had almost never called me between sessions during that ten year period, … Continue reading

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