Thursday, February 9, 2023

Comments by Catherine Duclos

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  • Laura,
    What a powerful story! I identify with so much of what you have written – who are we without all these medications? There was a time when I didn’t take any medications at all and somehow I muddled through my life. And now that I have the knowledge I do about my illness and the coping skills I’ve learned, I know I could make it without meds, or at least do my very best to try to do so, and that’s what I want. I’m dragging my psychiatrist along by the neck because he doesn’t want to let go of the idea that my illness is so “brittle” and that I can’t make it without meds, but I’m going to get there and you’ve really inspired me. Thank you! I’m your friend in the grand scheme of things, so remember that.
    All the best,

  • Dear Reader,
    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I identify so much with your being afraid to let that love of life out into the world for fear of someone or something crushing it. We are fragile in our strength sometimes, but as you’ve found out, me too, it’s more worth letting that love of life out in every form that you can, and you have in that beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing that with us, with me and for your thoughts.
    All the best, Catherine