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Skipping school smoking pot and listening to too much Dylan Her mother at a loss for what else to do decided that Mindy remain in state custody until she turned eighteen and became a legal law abiding healthy adult Life Inside is Mindy's story about her coming of age during those tumultuous years In honest unflinching prose she paints a richly textured portrait of her stay on a psychiatric ward the close bonds and rivalries among ad. I first picked up this book because I am interested in mental illness in general and asylums in particular I got than I was expecting The book is reasonably well written for someone who is admittedly of a visual artist than a writer The first part of the book is actually about her time in a mental institution as a teenager in the late sixties After that however she continues with an account of her life after she left and this takes up most of the book At first I found this part tedious and unnecessary but after a while it takes shape and really brings home the message of the bookThis book may take a bit patience than the ordinary mental illness memoir but I believe it's worth it

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Life Inside A MemoirOlescent patients the politics and routines of institutional life the extensive use of medication and the prevalence of life altering misdiagnoses But this memoir also takes readers on a journey of recovery as Lewis describes her emergence into adulthood and her struggle to transcend the stigma of institutionalization Bracingly told and often terrifying in its truths Life Inside is a life affirming memoir that informs as it inspires. I really enjoyed this bookit's not for everyoneMindy Lewis was committed to a psychiatric institute in the late 60's 'simply' because she was being rebellious and got involved in drugs It's interesting to read about her experience along with many of the close friends she made One wonders how differently they would have been treated in current times and how their lives may have ended up differently perhaps better perhaps worse

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REVIEW Life Inside A Memoir î PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò The patient is an ascetically pretty 15½ year old white female She is intelligent fearful extremely anxious and depressed Her rage is poorly controlled and inappropriately expressed Diagnostic Impression Program for social recovery in a supportive and structured envirThe patient is an ascetically pretty 15½ year old white female She is intelligent fearful extremely anxious and depressed Her rage is poorly controlled and inappropriately expressed Diagnostic Impression Program for social recovery in a supportive and structured environment appears favorableLife InsideIn 1967 three months before her sixteenth birthday Mindy Lewis was sent to a state psychiatric hospital by court order She had been. I'm the author so I can't review it except to say that aside from being my story it's also the story of an era in psychiatry and a cautionary tale about misdiagnosis as well as an exploration of adolescence Writing this book changed my life and I will never write another like it Thank you for reading and reviewing it