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Rita Arens
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Rita Arens
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Surrender, Dorothy
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They sent in a medical student from UMKC first. She fidgeted awkwardly, clearly a little freaked about asking the woman who sat before her in a baseball cap and sweats on a workday about her antidepressants. How long had I been taking them? Did they help? She didn't know the right questions to ask. Part of me wanted to make it easier for her, and part of me wanted to let her twist in the wind -- after all, it's not a load of laughs for me to discuss my mental health with a stuttering 20-year-old, either.