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Rehab.

Rehab. was a different kettle of fish from anything we had known before.  We were invited to visit the rehab. centre and view Bob’s new room. A standard room, we expected.  But this was something else!  The smell was horrible.  … Continue reading

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Turning it Around!

I love the way psychiatric units are named after the most inspiring of places.  Names such as Springbank, Meadowbrook, Daisyfield or Rosewalk.  Such descriptive tags seem to be endowed on the most deadly, dull institutions.   Imagine being a pet … Continue reading

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New Day!

From a single bedroom in the adult psychiatric unit to a shared space in a bedroom for four troubled teenagers, my son, Bob, found it hard to adjust at first.   My husband and I were given a lightning tour … Continue reading

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Diagnosis Disaster!

What a parent really wants from a consultant psychiatrist is reassurance, something like, “Oh, your child is not ill at all.  He just needs rest and he will be right as rain.”   What you actually get is a diagnosis. … Continue reading

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The worst week of my life …

When I look at my grown up son today,  I can barely recollect that black week when he first became stressed and then seriously ill.   My husband had been complaining of pains in his chest, which was diagnosed as … Continue reading

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