Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Jeanne Bereiter

  • Shame

    Jeanne BereiterAlbuquerque, New Mexico, United States “I wasn’t trying to kill myself,” Jessica insisted, running a black-tipped, artificial fingernail through her black, gelled hair, which flashed blonde at the roots. “I was drinking, and I miscalculated. I didn’t know this could happen.” Jessica had been admitted to my adolescent psychiatric unit after she fell down…