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Society for the Protection of Animals

FOREWORD The man who cries out against evil men but does not pray for themwill never know the grace of God.—Saint Silouan the Athonite In 1874, nine-year-old Mary Ellen Wilson was living in Hell’s Kitchen, the underbelly of New City, where she was beat- en, neglected, and frequently chained to her bed. A religious mis-…

Henry

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Here’s another old saying that deserves a second look: ‘Eye for eye, tooth for tooth.’Is that going to get us anywhere? Here’s what I propose: ‘Don’t hit back at all.’—Matthew 5:38-28 Henry was fifteen and a half when he was seen on a Person in Need of Supervision (PINS) petition because of his academic failure,…

Faith Connections Zoom Reading

It's not how I imagined how my first book reading would go but it was more special than I could have ever hoped. Faith Connections sponsored a virtual event and I got to reach many Christian providers. Great discussion! Wally Turnbull, my publisher attended and encouraged participants to purchase the book and learn more about…

Allison

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Go ahead and be angry.You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge.And don’t stay angry.Don’t go to bed angry.Don’t give the Devilthat kind of foothold in your life. —Ephesians 4:26-27 Cynthia, our charge nUrse, stuck her head into my office. “Dr. Burns, your evaluation is here. Remember Allison from…

Songs for the Forgotten: a psychiatrist’s record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

Conjuring up moments of my own childhood and adolescence so you can understand the formation of a trauma healer seems fair: a reciprocation for the intimate sharing of our childhoods, both mine and my patients. However, I don’t prefer talking about myself. The privacy necessary since hearing these stories and developing PTSD is complete and…

A PSYCHIATRIST’S RECORD

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE NOW! SONGS FOR THE FORGOTTEN ON AMAZON AND B&N Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest in my upcoming memoir, Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record. We have a publication date! Mark your calendars for October 25 and join me in remembering the stories of those struggling through trauma and healing,…

Harry

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

I pondered the truth of the message. Lord over beasts? Do they fornicate with their young? Do they beat, burn, starve, mutilate, and suffocate their loved ones? Lord, recreate us anew, like the animals we strive to be different from. Julia W. Burns, MD          No patient had ever hurt me and that was a…

This is how abuse happens. Because we let it.

The man who cries out against evil men but does not pray for them will never know the grace of God. Saint Silouan the Athonite BECAUSE WE STRUGGLE WITH HOW TO NAME AND ANALYZE ABUSE, TO RECONCILE OURSELVES TO THE KNOWLEDGE THAT SOMEONE WE LOVE MIGHT ALSO BRUTALIZE CHILDREN, WE TOO OFTEN ALLOW ABUSE TO…

Songs for the Forgotten-A Psychiatrist’s Record

Songs for the Forgotten A Psychiatrist's Record

In Songs for the Forgotten: A Psychiatrist’s Record, I take you into the world of White Pines, a three hundred child welfare agency, where we will listen to patient’s stories of trauma and by listening and believing, create healing and wholeness.  I weave my own story in with those of my patients, showing how I…