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Conclusion: My Story

If I can help be a beacon of light in your own struggle, help ignite even a spark of questioning about where and what your own situation might be and lead you closer to your truth. Then, I have done my job. Thank you so much for the incredible time it has taken for you to read this.

I apologize in some ways that it was long, but there’s a lot to say after not being able to speak for a lifetime. And if your story is just as long or longer, that’s fine with me. I just think it’s…

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MY STORY-PT. 4-THE AFTERMATH OF ANATOMY

There were so many like-minded people from Irving Kirsch, Peter Goetsche and David Healy, to Joanna Moncreiff, Bonnie Burstow, Lisa Cosgrove, Sami Timimi, David Oaks, Kelly Brogan, Nicholas Rose, Alan Frances, Jennifer Bahr and an endless number of them, even with their differences of opinion – their root message was on point. The need to save the human experience and stop pathologizing it.

I discovered one after another, from working professionals to experts by so called “lived…

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MY STORY-PT. 3-THE RESURRECTION

To me, there was no dignity in dying by overmedication, especially for my father.

But once again, what got in the way of hearing my complaints as the one family member who had known the most about his medical care before he went into their custody? Stigma.

No they didn’t hear me because, well I was the daughter of that crazy man, so I just had to be guilty by association. Treated as though my concerns were a matter of mental vulnerability or weakness not legitimate medical…

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MY STORY-PT. TWO-POST-DIAGNOSIS

I remained protective I suppose of my father. All too often it was used against me. It has been said because I was the youngest, I was the most affected. I would say it affected all of After being diagnosed, I saw a man fighting like hell – for the rest of his life - for his life. I mostly saw a man struggling to regain his previously hard won credibility after having been given an officially and certifiable “crazy” label. A man of many degrees and accolades that had all been stripped away…

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