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The Department of Lost & Found

Allison Winn Scotch’s The Department Of Lost And Found is a captivating read that depicts a young woman battling breast cancer. However, Scotch’s words are inspirational. She relays the...
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How Do You Grab a Naked Lady?

Before they fell out of vogue, roughly 40,000 lobotomies took place in the United States. “Took place” being a rather passive, arm’s-length way of saying that, on 40,000 separate...
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Book Review: Full Circle

Anyone who has seen a homeless person, who has wondered why welfare exists, who has struggled to understand why another person is acting the way they do should read...
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Betrayal & Hearing Voices

Note: This story is based on what actually happened in one instance of psychotherapy. Names and details have been changed to protect identities. It was 25 years ago. I...
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Confessions of a Worrywart

While reading Susan Orlins’s poignant memoir, I was reminded continuously of the catchphrase from the late ’60s and early ’70s feminist movement: “The personal is political.” The specifics of...
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