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“A Tribute to John Kerridge”


Photograph by John Diamond, M.D.

My dear friend and psychiatric mentor, John Kerridge, used to quote this to me:

We all stumble through life
as best we can:
the mark of a good therapist
is that he stumbles a little less,
and so can help those
who stumble a little more.

And John, dear John, sixty years after hearing you, I seem to be stumbling a little less and so, hopefully, helping a little more.

To-day, on my mother’s birthday,
I also thought of you.

Grateful always to her
– and to you.


Healers & Healing,