Our Little Library of Letters

Written to problems, not people – by everyday champions, like you.
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Dear ADHD

Blinds symbolic of what it feels like to be labeled by a diagnostician.
I never got to thank the person who introduced us. It's someone on twitter, and I've been too shy to tell them. Also because it happened years ago, and if I tell them now it'll look like I've had this gratitude for them kept hidden for so long - it's almost stalkerish and... WAIT. This is not central to what I wanted to tell you. I think... 

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A man suffering from C-PTSD and suicidal ideation
To be fair, doctors fail to have a consensus if the symptoms I experience are the PTSD, the saucier version C-PTSD, MDD, or any of the others listed in my medical chart.  You hide in the darkness of all those letters and let your symptoms do the work.  You use the self-inflicted injuries to muddy the waters for my care and create distance between myself and everyone else... 

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an older woman riding public transit, while looking out the window; which reflects the author's tone in her letter to CO-VID
I had no idea as to the impact you would have at this transition point in my life.  Prior to your arrival, I had already sold my house and private practice, making a conscious decision to leave my home of 41 years and to retire to a new city and state.   I had done this only one other time in my life - when I moved away from my family of origin at the age of 26 to settle in an unknown city in Florida…

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