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Published May 2014.

A Cure for the Insanity

Feeling suicidal and unable to stop drinking, she asked for help

When I was a child, my father had no words of approval toward me. Everything I did was wrong. As a result, I felt inferior to classmates and others my age and did not associate with my superiors. Essentially, I withdrew from society.

When in high school, I committed myself to becoming a missionary once I had finished my formal education. But then while I was in college, I found myself on a detour and never got back to that high school commitment.

-- Grace S.

Ann Arbor, Michigan

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