Longreads has posted links to online stories about being committed to psychiatric hospitals.
“In this week’s list, I wanted to share the experiences of those committed—voluntarily or not—to a psychiatric facility,” writes Emily Perper. “From One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest to Nellie Bly’s 19th century expose to American Horror Story: Asylum, the “madhouse” occupies a weird space in America’s psyche, equal parts fascinating and feared. But the experiences of the patients and their caretakers are, obviously, very different than sensationalized cinematic accounts.”
Committed: Stories about Stays in Psychiatric Hospitals (Longreads, January 18, 2015)