(This piece originally appeared in Bossy, the ANU Women’s Department magazine)

The doctor doesn’t eye me suspiciously before printing the prescriptions like I expected he would. He just flat-out refuses, while staring at the screen. He says he wants a letter from my previous GP. How do I explain that I don’t have a GP? How can I detail my thirteen-year career as a consumer of mental health services; from Canberra to Newcastle, Sydney to Cooma, and back to Canberra. It has been a string of walk-in clinics, and a disorienting oscillation between the psychiatrist who effectively saved me and…

Nadia Kim

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