Category Archives: Chapter 4 — Rock Bottom

Robin Discusses ECT and Suicide

Note: This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) is a treatment method that comes with huge stigma, because of the … Continue reading

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Robin’s Thoughts on Rock Bottom

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. It was a horrible six months for me at the start of 2003. I had … Continue reading

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“I Know I’m Not Thinking Very Clearly.”

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. After doing some investigating, I had a difficult conversation with Robin about options for continuing … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know What to Do!”

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. In August 2003, Robin’s life had completely hit rock bottom, from her perspective.  In seven … Continue reading

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“I Have To Go Back To Work!”

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 met with Robin’s parents in June 2003, after my return from vacation. They seemed … Continue reading

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Sometimes Self-Care Strategies Are Not Enough

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. Self-care was something I regularly discussed with the clients I saw in therapy. I had … Continue reading

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“I Feel Like I’m Losing Control Again.”

Note:  This is a serial blog. To start at the beginning, click on Chapter 1 – The Meltdown under “Categories” and start at the bottom. The weekend before Robin was supposed to resume working full-time in June 2003, she stopped … Continue reading

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