"A Patient's Narrative" offers an honest and compelling look into a mental institution, specifically Whiting Forensic Hospital (WFH) in Middletown, Connecticut, from the perspective of a former patient. Both unique and deeply personal, this book highlights stories and lessons that will never be reported due to the hospital's fear of losing support and funding. Learn the truth about life in a mental institution through these pages. This is as close as you can get.
This comprehensive book is filled with advice and expectations that will be beneficial for anyone coming into a mental health hospital or other incarcerating institution, those studying mental hospitals, or anybody who is looking to learn more about the mental health system – particularly in Connecticut.
The author shares real life examples of events, people, and activities that happened at WFH. He also shares advice on how to deal with situations, people, and scenarios that helped him during his time at the hospital. Fundamentally, this book was written to share the "whole picture" of mental health institutions and systems from the patient's point of view. For far too long, this has been an underreported and undervalued segment of mental health literature due to patients being incapable or afraid to come forward and share their stories.