You ever been in a madhouse (speaking correctly: in a psychiatric hospital)? I was. I have a loved one who periodically need to be treated in this institution. I did go to see if there is. No one would not wish to be in a place like that even as a visitor: wild-eyed, vacant look too interested glances, pleading for help, hoping to see their loved ones … looks alone, tens or even hundreds. Of course, I have not seen everything.
I saw only those who are not afraid to look into my eyes. And there are others: those who are easier to stay within yourself, not getting out to the outside. Probably the most difficult with them. They already do not need anyone
Susanna Kaysen showed different patients:. Described them as “abnormal” cases, woven into their lives. The book is autobiographical. Suzanne herself spent two years in a psychiatric hospital, and the book describes himself and his stay there.
Probably, because it’s all too close to me, I read with difficulty. I remembered what I saw in reality, and the perception of the book come to life. It was getting scary, and sometimes unbearably painful. And remembers the views …
I do not want to offend anyone, but for those who have not seen it in person, do not imagine. Not imagine how my father came to visit him and says he can not sleep because there is no one to wish “good night.” Not imagine how her husband came to his wife, who is madly in love, and she looks at him hating sight and accuses that he was “imprisoned” her to this place.
Not imagine how children come to visit my mother, and she was his incoherent speech scares them …
Do not read these books: no need to let you know it all! Let your life be just a little happier.