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Exper ton Ment al I l l ness Reveal s HerOwn Fi ght ThePowerofRescui ngOt her s:Mar shaLi nehan,at her api standr esear cheratt heUni ver si t yofWashi ngt onwhosuf f er edf r om bor der l i neper sonal i t y di sor der ,r ecal l st her el i gi ousexper i encet hatt r ansf or medherasayoungwoman.

“ Ar eyouoneofus?” Thepat i entwant edt oknow,andhert her api st— Mar shaM.Li nehanoft heUni ver si t yofWashi ngt on,cr eat orofa t r eat mentusedwor l dwi def orsever el ysui ci dalpeopl e— hadar eadyanswer .I twast heonesheal waysusedt ocut t hequest i onshor t ,whet herapat i entaskedi thopef ul l y ,accusi ngl yorknowi ngl y ,havi nggl i mpsedt hemacr améoff aded bur ns,cut sandwel t sonDr .Li nehan’ sar ms: “ Youmean,haveIsuf f er ed?” “ No,Mar sha, ”t hepat i entr epl i ed,i nanencount erl astspr i ng.“ Imeanoneofus.Li keus.Becausei fyouwer e,i twoul d gi veal lofussomuchhope. ” “ Thatdi di t , ”sai dDr .Li nehan,68,whot ol dherst or yi npubl i cf ort hef i r stt i mel astweekbef or eanaudi enceoff r i ends, f ami l yanddoct or satt heI nst i t ut eofLi vi ng,t heHar t f or dcl i ni cwher eshewasf i r stt r eat edf orext r emesoci alwi t hdr awal atage17.“ Somanypeopl ehavebeggedmet ocomef or war d,andIj ustt hought— wel l ,Ihavet odot hi s.Iowei tt o t hem.Icannotdi eacowar d. ” Nooneknowshowmanypeopl ewi t hsever ement ali l l nessl i vewhatappeart obenor mal ,successf ull i ves,because suchpeopl ear enoti nt hehabi tofannounci ngt hemsel ves.Theyar et oobusyj uggl i ngr esponsi bi l i t i es,payi ngt hebi l l s, st udyi ng,r ai si ngf ami l i es— al lwhi l eweat her i nggust sofdar kemot i onsordel usi onst hatwoul dqui ckl yover whel m al mostanyoneel se. Now,ani ncr easi ngnumberoft hem ar er i ski ngexposur eoft hei rsecr et ,sayi ngt hatt het i mei sr i ght .Thenat i on’ s ment alheal t hsyst em i sashambl es,t heysay ,cr i mi nal i zi ngmanypat i ent sandwar ehousi ngsomeoft hemostsever e i nnur si ngandgr ouphomeswher et heyr ecei vecar ef r om wor ker swi t hmi ni malqual i f i cat i ons. Mor eover ,t heendur i ngst i gmaofment ali l l nesst eachespeopl ewi t hsuchadi agnosi st ot hi nkoft hemsel vesasvi ct i ms, snuf f i ngoutt heonet hi ngt hatcanmot i vat et hem t of i ndt r eat ment :hope. “ Ther e’ sat r emendousneedt oi mpl odet hemyt hsofment ali l l ness,t oputaf aceoni t ,t oshowpeopl et hatadi agnosi s doesnothavet ol eadt oapai nf ulandobl i quel i f e, ”sai dEl ynR.Saks,apr of essoratt heUni ver si t yofSout her n Cal i f or ni aSchoolofLawwhochr oni cl esherownst r uggl eswi t hschi zophr eni ai n“ TheCent erCannotHol d:MyJour ney Thr oughMadness. ”“ Wewhost r uggl ewi t ht hesedi sor der scanl eadf ul l ,happy ,pr oduct i vel i ves,i fwehavet her i ght r esour ces. ” Thesei ncl udemedi cat i on( usual l y) ,t her apy( of t en) ,ameasur eofgoodl uck( al ways)— and,mostofal l ,t hei nner st r engt ht omanageone’ sdemons,i fnotbani sht hem.Thatst r engt hcancomef r om anynumberofpl aces,t hesef or mer pat i ent ssay:l ove,f or gi veness,f ai t hi nGod,al i f el ongf r i endshi p. ButDr .Li nehan’ scaseshowst her ei snor eci pe.Shewasdr i venbya mi ssi ont or escuepeopl ewhoar echr oni cal l ysui ci dal ,of t enasar esul t( cont . ) Repr i nt edf r om:ht t p: / / www. nyt i mes. com/ 201 1/ 06/ 23/ heal t h/ 23l i ves. ht ml ?_r =0

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( Dr .Li nehancont . )ofbor der l i neper sonal i t ydi sor der ,aneni gmat i ccondi t i onchar act er i zedi npar tbysel f dest r uct i ve ur ges. “ Ihonest l ydi dn’ tr eal i zeatt het i met hatIwasdeal i ngwi t hmysel f , ”shesai d.“ ButIsupposei t ’ st r uet hatIdevel opeda t her apyt hatpr ovi dest het hi ngsIneededf orsomanyyear sandnevergot . ” ‘ IWasi nHel l ’ Shel ear nedt hecent r alt r agedyofsever ement ali l l nesst hehar dway ,bangi ngherheadagai nstt hewal lofal ocked r oom. Mar shaLi nehanar r i vedatt heI nst i t ut eofLi vi ngonMar ch9,1961,atage17,andqui ckl ybecamet hesol eoccupantof t hesecl usi onr oom ont heuni tknownasThompsonTwo,f ort hemostsever el yi l lpat i ent s.Thest af fsawnoal t er nat i ve: Thegi r lat t ackedher sel fhabi t ual l y ,bur ni ngherwr i st swi t hci gar et t es,sl ashi ngherar ms,herl egs,hermi dsect i on,usi ng anyshar pobj ectshecoul dgetherhandson. Thesecl usi onr oom,asmal lcel lwi t habed,achai randat i ny ,bar r edwi ndow,hadnosuchweapon.Yetherur get odi e onl ydeepened.Soshedi dt heonl yt hi ngt hatmadeanysenset oheratt het i me:bangedherheadagai nstt hewal land, l at er ,t hef l oor .Har d. “ Mywhol eexper i enceoft heseepi sodeswast hatsomeoneel sewasdoi ngi t ;i twasl i ke‘ Iknowt hi si scomi ng,I ’ m outof cont r ol ,somebodyhel pme;wher ear eyou,God?’ ”shesai d.“ If el tt ot al l yempt y ,l i ket heTi nMan;Ihadnowayt o communi cat ewhatwasgoi ngon,nowayt ounder st andi t . ” Herchi l dhood,i nTul sa,Okl a. ,pr ovi dedf ewcl ues.Anexcel l entst udentf r om ear l yon,anat ur alont hepi ano,shewas t het hi r dofsi xchi l dr enofanoi l manandhi swi f e,anout goi ngwomanwhoj uggl edchi l dcar ewi t ht heJuni orLeagueand Tul sasoci alevent s. Peopl ewhoknewt heLi nehansatt hatt i mer emembert hatt hei rpr ecoci oust hi r dchi l dwasof t eni nt r oubl eathome,and Dr .Li nehanr ecal l sf eel i ngdeepl yi nadequat ecompar edwi t hherat t r act i veandaccompl i shedsi bl i ngs.Butwhat ever cur r ent sofdi st r essr anundert hesur f ace,noonet ookmuchnot i ceunt i lshewasbedr i ddenwi t hheadachesi nher seni oryearofhi ghschool . Heryoungersi st er ,Al i neHaynes,sai d:“ Thi swasTul sai nt he1960s,andIdon’ tt hi nkmypar ent shadanyi deawhatt o dowi t hMar sha.Nooner eal l yknewwhatment ali l l nesswas. ” Soon,al ocalpsychi at r i str ecommendedast ayatt heI nst i t ut eofLi vi ng,t ogett ot hebot t om oft hepr obl em.Ther e, doct or sgaveheradi agnosi sofschi zophr eni a;dosedherwi t hThor azi ne,Li br i um andot herpower f uldr ugs,aswel las hour sofFr eudi ananal ysi s;andst r appedherdownf orel ect r oshockt r eat ment s,14shockst hef i r stt i met hr oughand1 6t hesecond,accor di ngt ohermedi calr ecor ds.Not hi ngchanged,andsoonenought hepat i entwasbacki nsecl usi on ont hel ockedwar d. Ever yonewast er r i f i edofendi ngupi nt her e, ”sai dSeber nFi sher ,af el l owpat i entwhobecameacl osef r i end.But what everhersur r oundi ngs,Ms.Fi sheradded,“ Mar shawascapabl eofcar i ngagr eatdealaboutanot herper son; herpassi onwasasdeepasherl onel i ness. ” Thedoort ot her oom wher easat eenagerDr .Li nehanwasputi nsecl usi on.Ther oom hassi ncebeent ur nedi nt oa smal lof f i ce. Adi schar gesummar y ,dat edMay31,1963,not edt hat“ dur i ng26mont hsofhospi t al i zat i on,Mi ssLi nehanwas,f ora consi der abl epar toft hi st i me,oneoft hemostdi st ur bedpat i ent si nt hehospi t al . ” Aver set het r oubl edgi r lwr ot eatt het i mer eads: Theyputmei naf our wal l edr oom Butl ef tmer eal l yout Mysoulwast ossedsomewher easkew Myl i mbswer et ossedher eabout Bangherheadwher eshewoul d,t het r agedyr emai ned:nooneknewwhatwashappeni ngt oher ,andasar esul t medi calcar eonl ymadei twor se.Anyr ealt r eat mentwoul dhavet obe( cont . ) Repr i nt edf r om:ht t p: / / www. nyt i mes. com/ 201 1/ 06/ 23/ heal t h/ 23l i ves. ht ml ?_r =0

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( Dr .Li nehancont . )basednotonsomet heor y ,shel at erconcl uded,butonf act s:whi chpr eci seemot i onl edt owhi ch t houghtl edt ot hel at estgr uesomeact .I twoul dhavet obr eakt hatchai n— andt eachanewbehavi or . “ Iwasi nhel l , ”shesai d.“ AndImadeavow:whenIgetout ,I ’ m goi ngt ocomebackandgetot her soutofher e. ” Radi calAccept ance Shesensedt hepowerofanot herpr i nci pl ewhi l epr ayi ngi nasmal lchapeli nChi cago. I twas1967,sever alyear saf t ershel ef tt hei nst i t ut easadesper at e20year ol dwhom doct or sgavel i t t l echanceof sur vi vi ngout si det hehospi t al .Sur vi veshedi d,bar el y:t her ewasatl eastonesui ci deat t empti nTul sa,whenshef i r st ar r i vedhome;andanot herepi sodeaf t ershemovedt oaY. M. C. A.i nChi cagot ost ar tover . Shewashospi t al i zedagai nandemer gedconf used,l onel yandmor ecommi t t edt hanevert oherCat hol i cf ai t h.She movedi nt oanot herY,f oundaj obasacl er ki nani nsur ancecompany ,st ar t edt aki ngni ghtcl assesatLoyol aUni ver si t y— andpr ayed,of t en,atachapeli nt heCenacl eRet r eatCent er . “ Oneni ghtIwaskneel i ngi nt her e,l ooki ngupatt hecr oss,andt hewhol epl acebecamegol d— andsuddenl yIf el t somet hi ngcomi ngt owar dme, ”shesai d.“ I twast hi sshi mmer i ngexper i ence,andIj ustr anbackt omyr oom andsai d, ‘ Il ovemysel f . ’ I twast hef i r stt i meIr emembert al ki ngt omysel fi nt hef i r stper son.If el tt r ansf or med. ” Thehi ghl ast edaboutayear ,bef or et hef eel i ngsofdevast at i onr et ur nedi nt hewakeofar omancet hatended.But somet hi ngwasdi f f er ent .Shecoul dnowweat herheremot i onalst or mswi t houtcut t i ngorhar mi ngher sel f . Whathadchanged? I tt ookyear sofst udyi npsychol ogy— sheear nedaPh. D.atLoyol ai n1971— bef or eshef oundananswer .Ont he sur f ace,i tseemedobvi ous:Shehadaccept edher sel fasshewas.Shehadt r i edt oki l lher sel fsomanyt i mesbecause t hegul fbet weent heper sonshewant edt obeandt heper sonshewasl ef therdesper at e,hopel ess,deepl yhomesi ck f oral i f eshewoul dneverknow.Thatgul fwasr eal ,andunbr i dgeabl e. Thatbasi ci dea— r adi calaccept ance,shenowcal l si t— becamei ncr easi ngl yi mpor t antasshebeganwor ki ngwi t h pat i ent s,f i r statasui ci decl i ni ci nBuf f al oandl at erasar esear cher .Yes,r ealchangewaspossi bl e.Theemer gi ng di sci pl i neofbehavi or i sm t aughtt hatpeopl ecoul dl ear nnewbehavi or s— andt hatact i ngdi f f er ent l ycani nt i meal t er under l yi ngemot i onsf r om t het opdown. Butdeepl ysui ci dalpeopl ehavet r i edt ochangeami l l i ont i mesandf ai l ed.Theonl ywayt ogett hr ought ot hem wast o acknowl edget hatt hei rbehavi ormadesense:Thought sofdeat hwer esweetr el easegi venwhatt heywer esuf f er i ng. “ Shewasver ycr eat i vewi t hpeopl e.Isawt hatr i ghtaway , ”sai dGer al dC.Davi son,whoi n1972admi t t edDr .Li nehani nt o apost doct or alpr ogr am i nbehavi or alt her apyatSt onyBr ookUni ver si t y .( Hei snowapsychol ogi statt heUni ver si t yof Sout her nCal i f or ni a. )“ Shecoul dgetpeopl eof fcent er ,chal l enget hem wi t ht hi ngst heydi dn’ twantt ohearwi t hout maki ngt hem f eelputdown. ”( cont . ) Repr i nt edf r om:ht t p: / / www. nyt i mes. com/ 201 1/ 06/ 23/ heal t h/ 23l i ves. ht ml ?_r =0

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( Dr .Li nehancont . )Dr .Li nehanf oundt hatt het ensi onofaccept ancecoul datl eastkeeppeopl ei nt her oom:pat i ent s acceptwhot heyar e,t hatt heyf eelt hement alsqual l sofr age,empt i nessandanxi et yf armor ei nt ensel yt hanmostpeopl e do.I nt ur n,t het her api staccept st hatgi venal lt hi s,cut t i ng,bur ni ngandsui ci deat t empt smakesomesense. Fi nal l y ,t het her api stel i ci t sacommi t mentf r om t hepat i entt ochangehi sorherbehavi or ,aver balpl edgei nexchangef or achancet ol i ve:“ Ther apydoesnotwor kf orpeopl ewhoar edead”i sonewaysheput si t . Yetevenasshecl i mbedt heacademi cl adder ,movi ngf r om t heCat hol i cUni ver si t yofAmer i cat ot heUni ver si t yof Washi ngt oni n1977,sheunder st oodf r om herownexper i encet hataccept anceandchangewer ehar dl yenough.Dur i ng t hosef i r styear si nSeat t l eshesomet i mesf el tsui ci dalwhi l edr i vi ngt owor k;event oday ,shecanf eelr ushesofpani c, mostr ecent l ywhi l edr i vi ngt hr ought unnel s.Sher el i edont her api st sher sel f ,of fandonovert heyear s,f orsuppor tand gui dance( shedoesnotr emembert aki ngmedi cat i onaf t erl eavi ngt hei nst i t ut e) . Dr .Li nehan’ sownemer gi ngappr oacht ot r eat ment— nowcal l eddi al ect i calbehavi ort her apy ,orD. B. T.— woul dal so havet oi ncl udedayt odayski l l s.Acommi t mentmeansver yl i t t l e,af t eral l ,i fpeopl edonothavet het ool st ocar r yi tout . Shebor r owedsomeoft hesef r om ot herbehavi or alt her api esandaddedel ement s,l i keopposi t eact i on,i nwhi chpat i ent s actopposi t et ot hewayt heyf eelwhenanemot i oni si nappr opr i at e;andmi ndf ul nessmedi t at i on,aZent echni quei n whi chpeopl ef ocusont hei rbr eat handobser vet hei remot i onscomeandgowi t houtact i ngont hem.( Mi ndf ul nessi s nowast apl eofmanyki ndsofpsychot her apy . ) I nst udi esi nt he1980sand’ 90s,r esear cher satt heUni ver si t yofWashi ngt onandel sewher et r ackedt hepr ogr essof hundr edsofbor der l i nepat i ent sathi ghr i skofsui ci dewhoat t endedweekl ydi al ect i calt her apysessi ons.Compar ed wi t hsi mi l arpat i ent swhogotot herexper t s’ t r eat ment s,t hosewhol ear nedDr .Li nehan’ sappr oachmadef arf ewersui ci de at t empt s,l andedi nt hehospi t all essof t enandwer emuchmor el i kel yt ost ayi nt r eat ment .D. B. T.i snowwi del yusedf or avar i et yofst ubbor ncl i ent s,i ncl udi ngj uveni l eof f ender s,peopl ewi t heat i ngdi sor der sandt hosewi t hdr ugaddi ct i ons. “ It hi nkt her easonD. B. T.hasmadesuchaspl ashi st hati taddr essessomet hi ngt hatcoul dn’ tbet r eat edbef or e;peopl e wer ej ustatal osswheni tcamet obor der l i ne, ”sai dLi saOnken,chi efoft hebehavi or alandi nt egr at i vet r eat mentbr anch oft heNat i onalI nst i t ut esofHeal t h.“ ButIt hi nkt her easoni thasr esonat edsomuchwi t hcommuni t yt her api st shasal ot t odowi t hMar shaLi nehan’ schar i sma,herabi l i t yt oconnectwi t hcl i ni calpeopl easwel lasasci ent i f i caudi ence. ” Mostr emar kabl y ,per haps,Dr .Li nehanhasr eachedapl acewher eshecanst andupandt el lherst or y ,comewhatwi l l . “ I ’ m aver yhappyper sonnow, ”shesai di nani nt er vi ewatherhousenearcampus,wher eshel i veswi t hheradopt ed daught er ,Ger al di ne,andGer al di ne’ shusband,Nat e.“ Ist i l lhaveupsanddowns,ofcour se,butIt hi nknomor et han anyoneel se. ” Af t erhercomi ngoutspeechl astweek,shevi si t edt hesecl usi onr oom,whi chhassi ncebeenconver t edt oasmal lof f i ce. “ Wel l ,l ookatt hat ,t heychangedt hewi ndows, ”shesai d,hol di ngherpal msup.“ Ther e’ ssomuchmor el i ght . ” Repr i nt edf r om:ht t p: / / www. nyt i mes. com/ 201 1/ 06/ 23/ heal t h/ 23l i ves. ht ml ?_r =0

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