Lives They Left Behind Suitcases from a State Hospital Attic

ISBN-10: 1934137146
ISBN-13: 9781934137147
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press
Publication date: 1/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

"The haunting thing about the suitcase owners is that it's so easy to identify with them."-Newsweek "In their poignant detail the items helped rescue these individuals from the dark sprawl of anonymity."-The New York Times "[The authors] spent 10 years piecing together . . . the lives these patients lived before they were nightmarishly stripped of their identities."-Newsday More than four hundred abandoned suitcases filled with patients' belongings were found when Willard Psychiatric Center closed in 1995 after 125 years of operation. They are skillfully examined here and compared to the written record to create a moving-and devastating-group portrait of twentieth-century American psychiatric care.

Darby Penney is an accomplished poet, a national leader in the human rights movement for people with psychiatric disabilities and a former state mental health official who has experienced the mental health system inside and out.

Foreword
Prologue: Life in the Attic
He Took Them on Their Last Walk
Who Went to Willard and Why Did They Go There?
How I Would Have Furnished My Room (If Not for the Voices)
In Permanent Limbo: She Kept Asking for Dispensation (Until Her Doctor Turned into the Devil Incarnate)
Children Died and She Knit Her Life Away
Like a Fly in a Spider Web
How People Were Treated at Willard
A Photographic Talent: Rising Above the Fray
A Frequent Visitor to the White House
My Blood Temper ... Resigned
An Italian Princess and a French Intellectual: Two Ways of Fighting for Freedom
Epilogue: Is It Better Today?
Sources
Acknowledgments
Index

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