reasons for admission to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in 1864
Mental Health

What Made You Lunatic Asylum-Level Crazy in 1864?

I stumbled across this gem courtesy of Kate et al. of Colour of Madness.  It lists reasons people were admitted to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, West Virginia in its first 25 years of existence, from 1864 to 1889. The building is still around, but now it's a museum/ghost tour operation. Trans-Allegheny "diagnoses" There… Continue reading What Made You Lunatic Asylum-Level Crazy in 1864?

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home -background image of cherry blossoms
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 2

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Mad In… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 2

The emerging blogger series on Mental Health @ Home -background image of cherry blossoms
Emerging Blogger Series, Mental Health

Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 1

The emerging blogger series is aimed at community building through giving mental health bloggers who are early in their blogging evolution the opportunity to have their work seen by a wider audience.  It's also a way to introduce you as a reader to some newer members of our community. This post is by Mad In… Continue reading Emerging Blogger Series: Mad In Madagascar – Part 1

Cell phones on psych wards: yeah or nay? - graphic of smartphone and apps
Mental Health

Cell Phones on Psych Wards – Yea or Nay?

I recently saw a tweet about the issue of cell phones on psych wards, and it stirred up a strong reaction for me.  A man was writing about how he'd been advocating for his child to be able to have their cell phone on the psych ward, but this was flatly denied due to their… Continue reading Cell Phones on Psych Wards – Yea or Nay?