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Sockfoot Soldier

My maddening, mischevious fight to stay sane in the psych ward.

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Cosette Haugen has been thrilled to publish this book exactly three years after her adult psychiatric ward stay.

During her stay, she met women engaged with their own battles—with themselves, their circumstances and the hospital system—and together they endure everything from booty shots and bewilderment to boredom and bingo.

This is a story told with uncensored detail that will have you aching, seething and laughing alongside the women of the 15th floor ward. Through initial intake to final discharge, and getting generous doses of wit along the way, readers got a close up view into the shortcomings of mental healthcare in America. Between the wild antics, you will find vulnerable reflections, lessons in empathy and perhaps the words to help you break the ice with your loved ones.