Abandoned Asylums of Massachusetts

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This collection of photographs, history, and firsthand accounts gives readers a glimpse at the roots of mental health. These vignettes are born of the personal stories of those who worked at these facilities, those who were institutionalized, and their families. The authors took the time to listen to their stories and endeavored to understand their pasts and recognize how these events continue to influence the mental health industry today. Pictured throughout are the physical relics of the places—the now largely abandoned asylums—where these stories unfurled.
ISBN: 9781467115544
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 279
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Tammy Rebello holds a bachelor's degree in communications. Her passion for urban photography has ignited her desire to share the stories of those too often forgotten. Her explorations into these facilities have haunted her with echoes of days past, the deplorable conditions, and a yearning to tell their story through her photographs. L.F. Blanchard has spent more than two decades serving as a peer counselor within her community. She currently holds a bachelor's degree in psychology. Her passion for helping those who have had extreme and life-changing events has fed her desire to understand mental illness and to work toward a better understanding of treatment options.
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