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I Never Promised You Promised You PDF #9734 a Rose Garden is the story of a sixteen year old who retreats from reality into the bondage of a lushly imagined but threatening kingdom and her slow and painful journey back to sanityChronicles the three year battle of a mentally. I first read this in 1966 when I was 13 and in the 8th grade and it became my favorite book and remained my favorite book throughout high school I reread it many times although it s been years since my last reading This is a story of a young woman ages 16 19 who is suffering from severe mental illness in the book she is diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia in a mental hospital My understanding is that this book is based on a true story and the hospital was Chestnut Lodge and the psychiatrist was Frieda Fromm Reichmann Reading it now it seems as though the main character Deborah was probably actually suffering from major depression with psychosis and not schizophrenia at all but that hardly matters It s a good story about making an effort one s ability to change hope and friendship and it s written with a lot of empathy for all of the characters And I admit that I so identified with Deborah that I didn t even absorb that fact of her psychosis I took the descriptions as metaphor

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I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

Ure of what being schizophrenic feels like and what can be accomplished with a trusting relationship between a gifted therapist and a willing patient It is not a case history or study I like to think it is a hymn to reality Never Promised You eBook #10003 Joanne Greenberg.. What a beautifully written semi autobiographical story of the struggle of a young girl attempting to refocus her energies on the real world making the transition from being mentally ill and being mentally well as well as the stigma placed on those who have psychiatric diagnoses As someone with experience both as a mental health professional and a patient I can see both perspectives It is never easy to go from the safety of the hospital environment back into the world where one must live a productive life and move on from that point it seems easy at times to give up but I saw the triumph of the writer as she became successful in life

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Ill but perceptive teenage girl against a world of her own creation emphasizing her relationship with the doctor who I Never Epubgave her the ammunition of self understanding with which to help herselfI wrote this novel which is a fictionalized autobiography to give a pict. This was a powerful and painful reading experience and not something I would have naturally gravitated to on my own I chose to read this upon the recommendation of a friend and I m very glad I did I have no idea what the author s history is but she did a marvelous job at getting inside the head of a very disturbed girl who has been committed to a mental hospital Reading this story reinforced my committment to never lie to my child It brought back memories of my own teenage years and the lies or illusions I told myself in order to survive loneliness insecurity and rejection It was incredible to read about the complex world this young girl created to escape the the escalating fear lack of control and pain present in her life As a parent reading this my thoughts turned to the huge difference in perception of events between children and adults It s very scary to imagine that a seemingly innocuous occurence can leave such long lasting scars on the psyche of a child By the end of the book I was left with an appreciation of the strength and resilience of human beings who suffer greatly and fight to come out the other side


10 thoughts on “I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

  1. says:

    'Oh do come in dear Doctor You are just in time for the patient's soothing tea and the end of the world' p 17'The HIDDEN strength is too deep a secret But in the endit is our only ally' Dr Fried page 19'I'm a hundred suare yards sane' If there were such things as man hours and light years surely there was foot sanity p 21'Then you're not going to be indifferent' 'You're damn right I'm not' Deborah and Dr Fried p 45'We

  2. says:

    I first read this in 1966 when I was 13 and in the 8th grade and it became my favorite book and remained my favorite book throughout high school I reread it many times although it's been years since my last reading This is a story of a young woman ages 16 19 who is suffering from severe mental illness in the book she is

  3. says:

    To get below the surface of this book one must invest himselfherself This I was willing to do As a fellow sufferer of mental illness I long for memoirs of those who've gone through the same as me It's easy to read a book without really getting it and that's why the people in other reviews have given this book below five stars They're uick to say it's boring afraid of the cause the book gives for deep thinking which they probably haven't

  4. says:

    This was a powerful and painful reading experience and not something I would have naturally gravitated to on my ow

  5. says:

    As someone who feels like they deal with mental illness on a daily basis it was hard for me to enter the mind of someone with schizophrenia I just couldn’t deal with the concept It was well written but just not

  6. says:

    When we meet Deborah she’s on her way to a mental hospital She’s two years short of finishing high school and she’s recently been hospitalized for slitting her wrists Her mother at least is aware that there’s something not uite right about Deborah but she can’t really put her finger on what it is A famous therapist agrees

  7. says:

    What a beautifully written semi autobiographical story of the struggle of a young girl attempting to refocus her energies on the real world making the transition from being mentally ill and being mentally well as well as the stigma placed on those who have psychiatric diagnoses As someone with experience both as a mental health professional and a patient I can see both perspectives It is never easy to go from t

  8. says:

    A moving thought provoking and inspiring account of a young girl's struggle with schizophrenia Following a suic

  9. says:

    This is a brilliant book and perhaps deserves than three stars but there are certainly problems most having to do with our better understanding of schizophrenia in recent times As a historical document the book

  10. says:

    I like the fine old word asylum that suggests a haven a refuge a place where hospitality and restfulness prevail George A Zeller MD of Peoria State HospitalJoanne Greenberg was hospitalized for schizophrenia from 1948 to 1

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