Falling Into the Fire: A Psychiatrist's Encounters With the Mind In Crisis by Christine Montross Dr. Montross works with patients on the inpatient wards....a woman who swallows scissors and knives and is repeatedly brought in to the ER and then the psych ward, patients with BDD (body dysmorphic disorder), a sufferer of somatic epileipsy and more. Thoughtful and heart wrenching. Well written.
"Angel wakes up one morning at her desert trailer home to discover her mother has been murdered by a lowlife named Scotty, who has vanished. Angel has no water, no weapon, but she knows that Scotty, an expert tracker and hunter, will surface soon in order to eliminate her as a witness. She has to run if she is to survive and tell the world what happened. She ends up being forced to trust others for help, and they end up strengthening her in ways that surprise her..."