Mary Esther Rohman, Ph.D.
Image: I am nearly 70, but don’t quite look that old, shrunk down to about 5’4”. My hair is silvery grey and short. I have brown eyes and would probably smile at you. You can recognize me by the cane which helps hold me up. I can be shy, so I’d probably wait to be found rather than be aggressive.
Contact Mary: merohman at gmail.com
I am a retired, soon to be 70 year old woman who is married to her soul mate and has lived in the greater Boston area for decades. I am trained in social policy analysis (I have a Ph.D. from the Heller School at Brandeis), have had 20+ years experience in substance abuse research, 15 years in disability studies. I am a suicide attempt survivor and work for a crisis line and have received training to be a suicide interventionist. I am on the Executive Committee of the Massachusetts Coalition for Suicide Prevention. My writing appears in Spare Change News, the Herald, and local papers. I am published in an anthology of people in recovery from mental illness called Coming Out Proud. I have a physical disability as well as a mental health disability. My spine is degenerating and I suffer from multiple spinal diseases that make it difficult for me to walk. I get around with a cane. I write about suicide, substance abuse, disability, whatever moves me at the moment. I would like to write more.
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Mary is available for personal essays and opinion editorial.
Additional communication availability: Phone, text, videoconference
Languages: English (Fluent)