Slim to None : A Journey Through the Wasteland of Anorexia
So, I'm reading this right now and I have to say it's one of the hardest books I've ever tried to get through The poor girl in this story is absolutely abused by her various mental health providers It is the story of a girl who was treatable, and was made a terminal case by those who were supposed to help her I have fought the urge to launch the book across the room several times and have only restrained myself because it belongs to a friend It's rough reading, but has an important message to those of us working in mental health it's a strong lesson in compassion. It is important for you to know that this story is sad But what is equally important to know is that it is story that NEEDS to be told The topic of anorexia has been almost glorified with media and celebrities when actually those you never see like your neighbor, your friend, your daughter, your sister, your wife THEY are often struggling in silence Or, they are trapped in a health system that hasn't quite understood how to treat their illness. Hendricks' Slim to None was painfully beautiful and a torrent of raw emotion The pure honesty she had just blew me away, and I have yet to find a book that can compare.The main theme up until a certain point of this book was to try Not to succeed, or to be the best, but to put forth genuine effort Therapist and specialists alike all failed to tend to the wounds Hendrick's had after the sexual abuse she sustained as a child, and the twisted perceptions she had of herself As she struggles to find approval from her mother and distance herself from her father, I can't help but see myself in her shoes Her battle with Anorexia is so raw and honest, that I can understand her in ways that I could not understand my own eating disorder She makes clear through her struggles what others cannot see in their own, and maybe that is the legacy she meant to leave behind Maybe she knew her diary would help others the way it's helped me.I do NOT recommend this book to people who do not feel compassion for others It is extremely difficult to get through for people who have struggled with an eating disorder, because it hits so close to home, and for the weak of heart, is is an emotional atomic bomb Slim to None was the best book I've ever read, and I will never find a book that has touched me the way that Hendricks' did.Rest In Peace Jenny. Sad story Quite repetitive People say treatment for Anorexia has gotten better since this book was written Personally, I think the whole psychiatric and a good part of the psychological industry was never really real and has only become a machine for pharmaceutical companies to make big money based on a book that has only about 2% real brain malfunction in it I am by no means saying that Anorexia is one of those that are not real I think it is one of the few that issometimes. Absolutely tragic Such a sad, sad read. This book is brutal It is an example of how there are some really terrible therapists out there There are excellent ones out there, but this poor girl seemed to find some really awful ones It makes you wonder if the outcome would have been different if she had found a better therapist and better programs to help her. This was a very good book, although also very disturbing I did find myself really connecting with the storyline and the experiences throughout Have tissues in hand! Sad story of a girl that lost her life to an eating disorder and failure of insurance and mental health staff to help her. [Jennifer Hendricks]fought to be cured of anorexia nervosa But as the diary she kept shows, a widespread lack of understanding about eating disorders and scattergun treatment programs make the battle almost insurmountablea sorrow to readThe New York TimesPatients' voices can all too easily be forgotten in the world of mental health care, but Jenny's voice rings strong Through this earnest and captivating exposure, her father succeeds in keeping her story aliveDavid B Herzog, MD president and founder of the Harvard Eating Disorders Center [Reading] ➿ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas ➶ Paul W. Zitzewitz – Lavons.co.uk a widespread lack of understanding about eating disorders and scattergun treatment programs make the battle almost insurmountablea sorrow to readThe New York TimesPatients' voices can all too easily be forgotten in the world of mental health care ❁ [EPUB] ✹ The Beautiful Disruption By G.G. Renee Hill ➚ – Lavons.co.uk but Jenny's voice rings strong Through this earnest and captivating exposure [Read] ➱ Games Rednecks Play By Jeff Foxworthy – Lavons.co.uk her father succeeds in keeping her story aliveDavid B Herzog [PDF / Epub] ✑ The Magic Cottage ☄ James Herbert – Lavons.co.uk MD president and founder of the Harvard Eating Disorders Center Strange reading a book from the girl's perspective as written by her father Wasn't sure how much to believe since how could he know what she was thinking and what if he skewed what she was thinking? Was he part of the problem??Very informative for treating eating disorders since it revealed her journal entries and innermost thoughts However very repetitive too (as it would be with any eating disorder) but this is probably only enjoyable or interesting for those learning to treat eating disorders or who are directly connected to an eating disorder.