The Lives They Left Behind

The Lives They Left Behind

Suitcases From A State Hospital Attic

Book - 2008
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Publisher: New York : Bellevue Literary Press, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781934137079
1934137073
Branch Call Number: 362.2109 Pen
Characteristics: 205 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Stastny, Peter

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Apr 16, 2017

Not always an easy topic to read about, but it gives a good history in our changing thoughts on mental illness. Those housed at the upstate NY facility were often used as labor with no compensation. Some were more ill than others but some never had the circumstances of their prior considered in how that impacted there help. Some could have been helped if their root issues were discussed. Anyway, as a genealogy buff it was interesting.

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