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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden by Joanne Greenberg
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For anyone interested in mental health and present day treatments compared to 50/60 years ago, this is a fantastic eye-opener. Joanne Greenbergs description of her battle with mental health from an early age (although she fictionalises it) gives insight into both the cause, her treatment and her recovery. Her relationship with Dr Frieda Fromm-Reichman (her psychiatrist) is fundamental to her recovery as well as the support she receives from her family. Pity that most people suffering from psychotic episodes today are not treated in such a humanistic way. The book doesn't pull any punches about life on a psychiatric ward either.
Soteria: Through Madness to Deliverance by Loren R. Mosher Voyce Hendrix Fort
Soteria: Through Madness to Deliverance by Loren R. Mosher Voyce Hendrix Fort
5.0 out of 5 stars mental health, 24 May 2011
This book is a life-changing experience for anyone who is involved with the mental health services - either as a service user/carer or professional. It gives a detailed account of an alternative way of working with people who suffer from psychosis - and one that works outside of the bio-medical model. It is an easy to read account of the author's experience of setting up a humane treatment house where research was undertaken for a few years. It is astounding to realise that such research has not been utilised and built upon over the past thirty years. However, my understanding is that there are places in the world where the practices developed in Soteria are being followed and this is… Read more