The Survival is a true reflection of over twenty years of therapy as a user of mental health services. The ambiguous care on a psychiatric ward is demonstrated as Lisa describes her struggles to come to terms with the abuse, and how painful the journey to being healed is through complex circumstances and revelations.
The book is powerful and emotional and through Lisa’s honesty the reader can start to understand some of the pain and rational of a survivor of child abuse, the strength of grooming, the denial and conflict, and how a survivor is reluctant to believe anything else than the abuser was being loving and caring at the time of the abuse.
Lisa’s account has already been recognised as significant from many medical professionals for the experience of her past. The insight to the thoughts and behaviour of an intelligent young woman struck by child abuse and her powerful struggle to overcome the harm inflicted is of wide interest and many survivors will be able to relate to the emotional journey of events.
Published: 20 October 2013