Tag Archives: Recovery

The Kirkus Review Is In

Robin, Daniel and I have been anxiously awaiting the Kirkus review of our book. It arrived a couple of days ago. It can’t be excerpted or published in any form until after I give the go ahead for Kirkus to … Continue reading

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Robin’s Story Continues…

We continue to work toward publishing our book. Today I got the draft “marketing copy” from CreateSpace, the company that is helping us self-publish the book. This is the description of the book that will go on Amazon, along with … Continue reading

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Update to the Readers of Despair to Deliverance

Those of you who are still hanging in there with us and paying attention, will be happy to know I just (literally minutes ago) emailed the latest draft of our book off to five people to read and give feedback. … Continue reading

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“That’s Why I Thought You Would Ditch Me.”

I was baffled by what was happening with Robin.  I couldn’t understand why she kept feeling so awful and thinking so irrationally.  There was no clear explanation.  It did not make sense that her depression had been resistant to so … 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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“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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