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Insane Asylum Patients | ... illness patient patients psychiatric hospital psychiatric hospitals

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back.  No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

The Mississippi State Insane Asylum at Whitfield, Mississippi, had remained large in my consciousness while growing up. Ever once in a while I would overhear someone saying, "They took him to Whitfield". Needless to say, you seldom heard about them coming back. No doubt the name is changed today to something like "The Mental Hygiene Center" or whatnot.

Insane Asylum Patients in 1800

Bavarian Prince Otto and Insanity in the 1800s

For a lot of people, Pennhurst Asylum was Hell on Earth. It was once known as the 'Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic', and during its time saw 10,000 patients pass through the doors, many of which were children,...

For a lot of people, Pennhurst Asylum was Hell on Earth. It was once known as the 'Eastern Pennsylvania State Institution for the Feeble-Minded and Epileptic', and during its time saw 10,000 patients pass through the doors, many of which were children,...

New York State Lunatic Asylum | Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums | Loveless

Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums

New York State Lunatic Asylum | Worcester State and Rochester New York Insane Asylums | Loveless

Frightening look at old insane asylums.  Poster showing acceptable reasons for admission.

Frightening look at old insane asylums. Poster showing acceptable reasons for admission.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Patients | From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.

Abandoned Suitcases Reveal Private Lives of Patients | From the 1910s through the 1960s, many patients at the Willard Asylum for the Chronic Insane left suitcases behind when they passed away, with nobody to claim them. After learning of the Willard suitcases, Jon Crispin sought the museum’s permission to document each case and its contents.

She was kept. She was treated for her mental illness or insanity. Stuck in the asylum.

23 Horrifying Old Photos That Will Keep You Awake At Night

She was kept. She was treated for her mental illness or insanity. Stuck in the asylum.

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