Welcome to My Country
Author: Lauren Slater
Keywords: Psychosis, Schizophrenia, Personality disorders, Depression, Abuse
This novel follows the early career of the author, Ms. Slater, as a psychologist at the Bate House, a residence for chronic schizophrenics, and an outpatient clinic therapist. Ms. Slater unflinchingly describes both the struggles of her patients, but also her own difficulties in her attempts to help them. Schizophrenia, personality disorders, depression, and abuse are all revealed through the eyes of Ms. Slater and her patients.
Audience: Young Adults (Adolescents or older) due to foul language, mature themes, vivid descriptions