Category: "mental health"

Life Examined

August 3rd, 2011
Dr. Margaret Burns answered an ad I placed in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times while I was researching a novel set in the mid 20th century at a private psychiatric facility. I remember the first time I heard her voice; it was low-pitched and direct… more »

Wise Women Gone Mental

May 31st, 2010
No one at the public radio station warned Phoebe Hoss not to read the f-word. She?s 84, after all, with white hair and lovely manners. Perhaps the interviewer thought it unnecessary. Never mind, she read it anyway, although you didn?t hear it if you… more »