|Letter: Hubbard to VA|
|The Old Man's Case Book|
Hubbard requests psychiatric or psychoanalytic treatment by letter to VA dated 18 October 1947
18 October 1947
OCT 29 1947
B.C. AA 25
RE: LaFayette Ronald HUBBARD,
Lt. USNR 113392
North Hollywood, Calif.
October 18, 1947
Los Angeles, 25, Calif.
This is a request for treatment.
My residence is north of North Hollywood, but I attend school at Geller Theater Workshop, Fairfax and Wilshire, Los Angeles. It would be appreciated if any out-physicians selected would be located near my school as I have a vacant hour and a half from 1 to 2:30 four days each week at school. I work at nights six days per week.
I was placed on certain medications back east and have continued it at my own expense.
After trying and failing for two years to regain my equilibrium in civil life, I am utterly unable to approach anything like my own competence. My last physician informed me that it might be very helpful if I were to be examined and perhaps treated psychiatrically or even by a psycho-analyst. Toward the end of my service I avoided out of pride any mental examinations, hoping that time would balance a mind which I had every reason to suppose was seriously affected. I cannot account for nor rise above long periods of moroseness and suicidal inclinations, and have newly come to realize that I must first triumph above this before I can hope to rehabilitate myself at all.
I cannot leave school or what little work I am doing for hospitalization due to many obligations, but I feel I might be treated outside, possibly with success. I cannot, myself, afford such treatment.
Would you please help me?
L. Ron Hubbard
See also: Ron the War Hero
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