Tag Archives: Electro-Convulsive Therapy

Update for the Readers of Despair to Deliverance

I apologize for dropping off the radar for so long. The reality is, a lot has been happening apart from our attempts to finish our book. As I said in my last post, Robin actually moved to Florida! Anyone who … Continue reading

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NOTE TO THE READERS OF DESPAIR TO DELIVERANCE

For those of you who have followed along, Robin and I have now finished telling our story of the very stressful year we both experienced in 2003 after her meltdown.  Our plan is for Robin to write the last chapter … Continue reading

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“I’m Tired of Doing the Suicidal Battle in My Head.”

In mid-September 2003, approximately two weeks after her fourth hospitalization, Robin began to display noticeable signs of a further lessening of depression.  Her affect was brighter.  Her thinking continued to become clearer.  She moved more quickly and responded to questions … Continue reading

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“Will You Detain Me if I Don’t Agree to Come In?”

I graduated from college in 1985 without a job.  After debating about my future plans, I took a job as a Mental Health Technician (MHT) at a psychiatric hospital in Michigan.  I wanted to get experience in the field to … Continue reading

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“Robin, I Think You Need a New World View”

  I made a CD of music for Robin in April 2003 partly because I was moved by the painful emotions she shared with me through her music.  It helped me relate emotionally to the depth of her pain.  I … Continue reading

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