Before seeing Dr Hawkins as an outpatient Eddie had been in psychiatric hospital for six long weeks, he was taken there only hours after the police had taken him out of his flat by force. Eddie had wrecked the flat he had shared with Jenny and ranted like a madman for hours. Eddie was taken to the police station and later referred to a mental health team.
Sectioned under the Mental Health Act, Eddie was put on Oakleaf Ward, the ward for potentially violent men. Eddie spent the first week in a separate room on suicide watch before being allowed onto the main ward. He deeply resented his detainment and was already full of hate following the death of his pregnant wife Jenny.
In a previous session Eddie told Dr Hawkins that he thinks Jenny and the baby were murdered and no-one will believe him -that was the reason for his behaviour that night.
"Yes" said Hawkins "the receptionist will give you the details. Please use the plan as your day by day guide and don't rush into anything your health needs time to recover after such a shock. See you in a month's time."
Short Story - Bartles Avenue by Johnny Kingsley