Comments for Beyond the Photos http://scotthaefner.com/beyond Photo Essays Exploring the Built Environment Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:56:39 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.20 Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Thomas Burcher http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-316523 Tue, 17 Jun 2014 02:56:39 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-316523 Why is it that people who never worked in a mental hospital, seem to have all the answers.? Most of these researchers are affiliated with some University. Or some curious free lance reporter wants to make an impression on their boss? It seems in all reports, they dig up some experimental program that they describe as torture. Where are all the benefits? We used to give quality care on the evenings, where things were not so hurri ed, and staff and patients were not so stressed. Many good reports were sent to Columbus, from the Athens Mental Health Center, where I worked, and helped bring a lot of people back to reality, and Health

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Katie http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-315748 Sun, 15 Jun 2014 04:08:25 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-315748 Hi Elizabeth,
I live in New Jersey and have been to greystone. Most of the windows are boarded up and there are fenses surrounding the main building anywhere from about 50 feet to 2 feet away from the building. It is evident that people have broken into the building before; there is even a very creepy doll in a window about three stories up :0. Although I was only there for maybe a half hour, I saw police cars driving by at least twice and there was also a police car sitting near the entrance of Greystone.

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by lesly http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-313670 Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:30:28 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-313670 my grandmother and her sister and brother worked at greystone in 1906 – is there a list anywhere of the staff?

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by jennifer brunner http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-293515 Thu, 08 May 2014 14:57:39 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-293515 my grandfather also was a patient of greystone who died there sometime in the ’60s, possibly as late as ’70… I would love to find out how to know if he is buried on the property, and also access the lost records of his illness. I believe he suffered ptsd after ww1. would love to hear from anyone having patient details about that timeframe. I have heard that they photographed patients on entry, and I have never seen a photo of my grandfather…would be so thrilled to discover this.

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Mike http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-289894 Sat, 03 May 2014 04:47:08 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-289894 My mother had EST while there. It basically fried her brain. Took her personality away. My father brought her home after the EST. She was taken there shortly after my brother was born. Most likely post pardum pyschosis. Back then 1961 post pardum depression wasn’t even considered. She was never the same, but my father didn’t leave her there to die. A lot of people were basically dumped there by their families. My father visited her twice a week. He took her out in 1967 after the EST, against doctor’s orders. I have some letters she wrote while there. Fascinating insight. I hope the Kirkbride building will be preserved.

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Alice http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-289876 Sat, 03 May 2014 04:01:16 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-289876 My mom was at Greystone around 1945. From what I was eventually told they evidently put her through the mill of horrors. Somehow she survived. I was born in 1953 and never knew until I was 35 years old. My 3 siblings never mentioned anything until then.

When I took her to doctor appointments she always told the doctors that she was allergic to Curare. When I mentioned this to the eldest sibling, he told me she had a partial lobotomy.

Other bits of information:
She had the nerves behind her eyes washed out.-Mom
My older sister said she was totally fearful of mom when she was released because of 2 black eyes. My sister was probably about 6 years old.
Mom’s one arm was paralyzed. I was always told that she had a stroke. I believe this was from insulin shock treatment.
I don’t remember why but believe she also had electric shock treatments.
She was picked up wandering the street.

In putting this all together I believe she had postpartum depression after my brother was born.

The thought that they may have done an ‘ice-pick’ lobotomy possibly under paralysis from curare is sickening.

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Doug http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-285772 Sat, 26 Apr 2014 16:27:29 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-285772 Mike, were you asking me about our mothers?

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Anne http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-284917 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:34:46 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-284917 I want to learn more about getting information about patients. I will be using the numbers posted here. My grandmother was in Greystone- not sure when she was admitted but she died there in 1958, and was there at least five years.
Heartbreaking to read all of this- as someone else said, you are almost afraid to discover the truth.
Thanks

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Anne http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-284907 Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:18:57 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-284907 Candy,
My grandmother was in Greystone in the 50′s. She died there in 1958. Her family was from Philadelphia but she married and lived in the Passaic area with my grandfather and children. I know she came from a large family- was just grabbing at a straw. I am late in the game trying to find information about her- have you found anything out about your aunt?
Thanks

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Comment on Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital by Doug http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/greystone-park-psychiatric-hospital/#comment-262721 Sat, 01 Mar 2014 18:41:38 +0000 http://scotthaefner.com/beyond/?p=90#comment-262721 Mike, you father was an exceptional man taking care of everything while your mother was at Greystone.
If you don’t mind what was your mothers first name? Maybe by some chance miracle she could have been the patient my mother was helping care for in a prerelease program sometime during late 60′s. She suffered with schizophrenia as I now remember.

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