I was connected to Darby by Robert Whitaker a few years ago, when I just started writing an article about my involuntary and traumatic psych hospitalizations. After that, I emailed her whenever I needed help learning about New York State’s mental health laws or finding a source inside the state’s mental health system. She was always quick to respond, and always helpful, connecting me with people (deep) inside the system who were equally as helpful. I also found her book about old asylums extremely illuminating. I was amazed that, after emailing back and forth with her for so long, that she had written such an incredible book (one endorsed by Oliver Sacks!). Rest in peace Darby.