My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I enjoyed this book but it was more like a collection of stories/incidences that Julie Holland went through or had to deal with. Her perspective as a Doctor on the admission end of a psychiatric facility was quite intriguing bc not only did they take mental health patients but they also took police captures/ people that were considered possibly a threat so that they could keep them in isolation in a ward or they could take them to holding at the police station. A very high stress job but she worked 2 1/2 to 3 days but sometimes went in to help during crisis times. The division of the floors was very interesting and also the 'tests' they used to judge how much of a risk patients were and whether they could out in the world with some guidance or be 5150'd (which is an involuntary confinement of the patient). There was medium medical jargon, which was ok but I would have liked to see more as I love reading medical stuff and learning new facts, situations, and trials/tribulations. Julie was a great help and mentor to those that were her following, which is really hard to find. She treated her interns like people and not slaves. Good book but not fantastic, there for 3 stars.... not enough for 3.5 or a 4.