I was prescribed a “baby dose” of diazepam for pain management. Over the following months, everything got progressively worse.
Schools are rolling out programs and services intended to safeguard students’ emotional well-being. They are full of potential—and pitfalls.
I offer the following 20 suggestions for advocates who want to get something done and not just vent their quite justifiable criticisms of the mental health system.
Questioning is what I did, but once I started questioning so much of what I had learned and of what my identity had been, it wasn’t obvious to me where I should stop.
This is the story of a life in turmoil, my failings and those of the systems meant to help such persons.