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With extraordinary courage, Melanie provides intimate access to the thoughts and feelings leading to her desperate act, as well as an unvarnished account of her subsequent psychiatric treatment and the legal and social consequences of her crime.
Melanie's steady process toward recovery involves an emerging understanding of the relationship between her various diagnoses and her attachment to an abusive and mentally ill father. Her story teaches people about survival and success in the face of severe mental illness.