Name: The Green Pen
Discharge Diagnosis: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Opening and Closing Date: 8/23/13 – 1/13/14
Reason for Admission: Not able to work. When asked what happens if someone does not click his top, he simply states ”I can not write.”
Allergies: Dry air.
Outcome: Can work sometimes. Will need to be on medication for the rest of his life.
Name: The Piano Keys
Discharge Diagnosis: Borderline Personality Disorder.
Opening and Closing date: 3/13/98 – 1/20/14
Reason for Admission: Feeling empty and hollow. Complains of being out of tune. Insists that everyone is ”playing” her. Primary symptom: insistency that everything is either black or white. Her relationship with the strings is unsettling.
Outcome: She will be in therapy for the rest of her life with multiple different therapists.
Name: The Crystal Goblet
Discharge Diagnosis: PTSD.
Opening and Closing date: 9/14/13 – 1/22/14
Reason for Admission: Feelings of depression, worthlessness and fragility. He talked frequently about how his parents had been shattered in a fit of alcoholic rage. He has reoccurring feelings of abandonment from being left in a cabinet for three years.
Allergies: Red wine.
Outcome: He will need therapy for years to come.
Name: The Lightbulb
Discharge Diagnosis: Narcissistic Personality Disorder.
Opening and Closing date: 12/07/13 – 1/12/14
Reason for Admission: The front hallway said it had no use for his light. He consistently believes he is brighter than all other objects.
Outcome: He will never get better.
Rebecca Lee currently lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. She is affiliated with The Writer House. Words are her friends in the most literal of senses.