Scholars of insanity and its historical antecedents have paid very little attention to personal and institutional clothing. Such dress, distributed to patients in mental institutions, has always been inscribed with the conflicting narratives of the period in which it was made and worn. The language of civil and medical authority is more evident than personal choice in the shape and address of the attire.
The 19th century was a time of great innovation in plumbing. Cities got the first modern sewers, with tunnels that snaked for miles underground. Houses got bathrooms, with ceramic toilets, tubs, and sinks that you would easily recognize today.
Krit McClean told the New York Post for its Sunday editions that most reactions to his public breakdown have been punitive. He says he lost his modeling deal, faces a Columbia University disciplinary hearing and is charged criminally after the June 30 episode. The year-old told the newspaper he is going public with what he went through so people will show empathy and sensitivity to others suffering mental illness. McClean says he has medication and therapy to help his genetic predisposition for manic episodes.
Charles Steffen was studying drawing, art history, and photography at the Illinois Institute of Technology when he suffered a mental breakdown in For the next 15 years Steffen lived in a mental hospital, undergoing electroshock therapy for schizophrenia while compulsively making art. Charles Steffen.
By Krit McClean. I had blisters all over my feet from walking barefoot and was overwhelmed with fear. I thought evil people were out to get me.
You are reading in A Victorian Mental Asylum. The mental asylum was the historical equivalent of the modern psychiatric hospital. Before asylums, people with mental illness or learning disabilities were cared for almost entirely by their families.
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In a first-person account that appeared Sunday in the New York Post, Krit McClean shared the details of his manic episode on a sunny morning in late June. The year-old Columbia University student said he had stepped off the subway near Times Square with blisters on his feet from walking barefoot "and was overwhelmed with fear. I was in the throes of paranoia.
Egypt's top prosecutor Nabil Sadek has ordered on Tuesday a probe into an incident where photos were taken of naked patients at the country's main mental health hospital. Photos showing alleged abuse of patients by staff at Cairo's Abbasiya Mental Health Hospital went viral on social media on Sunday. The images showed naked patients lying on the floor during what is believed to be shower time. In a statement issued on Tuesday, a health ministry official said initial investigations revealed that one of the nurses took photographs of the patients during shower time and published them on social media websites.