I listen to Garrison Keillor's Writer's Almanac podcast and heard that Tuesday was the birthday of Karl Menninger, the man known as the "dean of American psychiatry," born in Topeka, Kansas in 1893. When someone asked him what to do if a person feels he is about to have a nervous breakdown, Menninger replied,

"Lock up your house, go across the railroad tracks, find someone in need, and do something for them."

He wrote more than a dozen books, including Love Against Hate (1959), Man Against Himself (1956), Whatever Became of Sin? (1988).

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Happy birthday to Mr. Menninger.

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