Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

Girl, Interrupted by Susanna Kaysen

In 1967, after a session with a psychiatrist she’d never seen before, eighteen-year-old Susanna Kaysen was put in a taxi and sent to McLean Hospital. She spent most of the next two years on the ward for teenage girls in a psychiatric hospital as renowned for its famous clientele as for its progressive methods of treating those who could afford its sanctuary.

Kaysen’s memoir encompasses horror and razor-edged perception while providing vivid portraits of her fellow patients and their keepers.

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Trigger & Content Warnings:

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Suicide & attempted suicide
  • Suicidal ideation
  • Psychiatric hospitalisation
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