Tag Archives: psychiatric hospital

Unlock that door

My dad’s face got that look when all the locks clicked.  You know, that l-sure-didn’t-expect-this look. We were there to see my then-12 year old son.  It was his 5th or 6th hospitalization so I had stopped noticing all the … Continue reading Unlock that door

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Acute mental health care for kids: a mirage in Massachusetts?

It’s that time of year again.  Oh wait, it’s actually several months too early.  The “seasonal crisis” around psychiatric beds for children and teens has shown up far earlier this year and with a vengeance.  According to the calendar, there … Continue reading Acute mental health care for kids: a mirage in Massachusetts?

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Don’t let it consume you

When I was in the hospital I felt very alone, in need of comfort. I had asked myself many questions and I wondered if God was forgiving or if I was going to hell. I was in a lot of … Continue reading Don’t let it consume you

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