The Shrink’s Links: The Yellow Wallpaper

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yellow wallpaper

This hundred-and-some-odd-year-old short story by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is often regarded as a classic of feminist literature, but it’s much more than that. It’s a terrifying horror story that challenges the subjugation mental patients still experience from their doctors.

A woman suffering from post-partum depression is confined for a rest cure by her physician husband to a third floor nursery with bars on the windows. She’s forbidden to visit anyone, to care for her child, or even to write, because all would exhaust her. Under-stimulated in her room alone, she fixates on yellow wallpaper until it drives her mad.

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About Keith R Wilson

I am a licensed mental health counselor and certified alcohol and substance abuse counselor in private practice with more than 30 years experience. What I'm working on now: I'm writing a self help book, titled, The Road to Reconciliation. I recently published a self help book, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. Experimenting with new ideas and characters in fiction under the pen name, S Harry Zade, in the blog, thenarrativeimperative.com A busy mental health counseling practice in Rochester, NY: Keith Wilson - Counseling. Writing about mental health and relationships at keithwilsoncounseling.com. Taking photographs and sharing them at keithwilsonphotography.wordpress.com Other Books I've Written Two novels: Intersections and Fate's Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic
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