I Realized I Needed Therapy When Time Wasn’t Enough to Make Me Better

Young woman standing by window

I was 17, I read the book Girl, Interrupted, and although there was a lot I loved about the book, there was one part that I will never forget.

In Susanna Kaysen’s memoir, when she is first hospitalized, she has this moment where she thinks that her hand has no bones in it. This thought turns into panic, then a need to know. She begins to claw at the skin on her hand, tearing away at the flesh to see if her bones are, in fact, there.

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