Tag Archives: Electroconvulsive Therapy

WE HAVE A BOOK!

I’m excited! Yesterday I received my proof copy of the paperback version of our book. I think it looks great! I approved it and today it is already available on Amazon.com. I have added a link to this website at … Continue reading

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How Did Robin Finally Heal?

  In January 2004, after everything I had gone through in the previous year, I was determined to get my life back to some semblance of normal. The panacea, as I saw it, was returning to work as a case … Continue reading

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The Perfect Choice for Our Editor

I have been a journal writer, as I have said, for most of my life.  What I found when Robin and I began to write our book was that I was not at all used to writing for an audience.  … Continue reading

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Preview of Things to Come

Our loyal readers who have followed our story know that Robin and I are working on finishing up our book, and will be self-publishing it as soon as possible.  It will tell the rest of the story of how Robin … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Want to Kill Myself.”

  It was October 2003 and Robin had been battling her own brain for over eight months.  After four hospitalizations, eleven ECT treatments, the loss of her job and health insurance, and the finalizing of a bankruptcy, she was trying … Continue reading

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“I Don’t Know What to Do!”

In August 2003, Robin’s life had completely hit rock bottom, from her perspective.  In seven months she had gone from living in her own apartment and working full-time at a job she felt good about, with co-workers who liked and … Continue reading

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

The weekend before Robin was supposed to resume working full-time in June 2003, she stopped taking all of her medications. She admitted she was feeling unsure about managing the stress, and was feeling pressure from me to refrain from acting … Continue reading

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