This book was phenomenal. It exceeded my expectations and really captured the thoughts of someone suicidal and in emotional pain. This was definitely a memoir, only someone who was put in an institute understands to the full extent of what it is liked to be locked away and getting help. My ultimate favorite book by far. So much respect for Susanna Kaysen. Too bad the movie was so off track of the novel and a complete lie. Not even worth watching the film.