I have a client who seems on the verge of killing herself. So in obvious ways, it is terrible to be her, and terrible to be me. To the best of my memory, I’ve never made this prediction about anyone before, even though half my clinical years were in crisis intervention, assessing and treating disasters in cramped Emergency Services offices and hospital ERs, writing M-1’s or pink slips (involuntary commitment) to in- and out-of-county psych units.
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February 2, 2016 -- I wanted to mention that these many months later, my (erstwhile) client is doing well, has not been suicidal, and after my departure from Ohio has continued to engage in therapy.