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Ahh – 19 years old!  It is a magical age.  At least it has been my experience in public mental health clinics.

You see, almost without exception any male of 19 years who appears in my office – is a really messed up and sometimes just, plain rotten fellow.

I don’t know what it is about 19.

Caffeine addict sitting at computer with IV drip of coffeeOne of the typical cases – though legally an adult — was functionally a kid, living with his parents and acting out the same kind of adolescent rebellion that most go through at 14 or 15 and out-grow by 17.

Oh, he had it all — One of those cylinders in his earlobe, spreading a hole from a small piercing to the size of a basketball. He told me it was “tribal.” He was a music major at a local, broken down branch of the state college.  He wanted to be a performance artist.

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