Category Archives: NAMI

THE MAIN PAIN – By Georgia Lee

Mother was there today. I lie face down on a table, under a bright light. My back exposed and wrapped in white paper with a big hole where the needle goes.

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SELF RELIANCE – ON BIRTHDAYS

(Reposted/ April 12,  20…) April 12, (year intentionally left blank) Today on my 61st birthday, I choose to be alone. I retreat to a cabin, deep in the North Georgia mountains wilderness. To contemplate the meaning of life. To contemplate the … Continue reading

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PSYCHOTIC IN AMERICA – a mother speaks

“I’ve calculated numbers in our birthdays in a formula for exact dates of death. Mine is Tuesday. I’m working on yours. It’s genius. Continue reading

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MENTAL ILLNESS – a mother speaks

I’m crying as I write this. This past Easter Sunday – visiting hours at Peachford Hospital. I am alone. My son, 26, unshaven, shaking, in flip-flops and torn clothes he slept in, sits alone at a table, peeling a tangerine. … Continue reading

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