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DOWNLOAD Æ Welcome to My Country Ý Lauren Slater a brilliant writer who is a young therapist takes us on a mesmerizing personal and professional journey in this remarkable memoir about her work with mental and emotional illness The territory of the mind and of madness can seem a foreign even frightening place—until you read Welcome to My CountryWOf Lenny Moxi Oscar and Marie She lets us watch as she interacts with and strives to understand patients suffering from mental and emotional distress the schizophrenic the depressed the suicidal As the young psychologist responds to reflects on and re creates her interactions with the inner realities of the dispossessed she moves us to a deeper understanding of the complexities of the human mind and spirit And then in a stunning final. A bit of the flowery language could've been toned down just a tad Other than that I'm in love with this book Her experience seeing people with schizophrenia grapple with larger existential uestions mirrors what I see at the hospital I work at

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Chapter the psychologist confronts herself when she is asked to treat a young woman bulimic and suicidal who is on the same ward where Slater herself was once such a patientLike An Unuiet Mind Listening to Prozac and Girl Interrupted Welcome to My Country is a beautifully written captivating and revealing book an unusual personal and professional memoir that brings us closer to understanding ourselves one another and the human conditi. Slater's accounts of many of the chronically mentally ill people she's treated both on a locked ward for schizophrenics and in a clinic What's uniue about her writing is that she reflects on what she recognizes in herself during her process of treating patients At one point in her life she was diagnosed as a borderline personality She has suffered from anorexia and attempted suicide She talks about how her experiences with pain influence her engagement with patients She's an interesting writer I am going to look into her other books including Prozac Diary The final essay in this book The Three Spheres about returning to the psyc ward where she was treated as an adolescent to treat a patient I had originally read this in a Best American Essays collection and it's still strong here but even so because the rest of the essays in the book lead up to this one and the characters reappear throughout

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Welcome to My CountryLauren Slater a brilliant writer who is a young therapist takes us on a mesmerizing personal and professional journey in this remarkable memoir about her work with mental and emotional illness The territory of the mind and of madness can seem a foreign even frightening place until you read Welcome to My CountryWriting in a powerful and original voice Lauren Slater closes the distance between us and them transporting us into the country. Oh Lauren Slater face palm What has she done with this book I loved Lying A Metaphorical Memoir I adored it Her writing was delicious and whimsical and daring and it was a swirling dream like experience to read And Prozac Diary was a fascinating and well written chronicle of the early years of anti depressants What happened hereShe has the same beautiful prose and yet it annoyed me Why Maybe she came across as condescending about her patients Maybe she overly romanticized the schizophrenics she wrote about Maybe she is just a little full of herself Urgh