Metropolitan State Hospital

By (strangely) popular demand, here’s the complete set of Metropolitan State Hospital stories, in chronological order.

Crazy Days at Metropolitan State Hospital

The Exam

I Don’t Belong Here

The Tunnels

The Intake Ward

How Did I Get Here?

Meet The Neighbors

Getting Out

Internal Stimuli

The Art of One-on-One

Walking the Line as Captain Kirk

The Night Shift

Inside Out


8 Responses to Metropolitan State Hospital

  1. I just wanted to reach out once more and say thank you very much for chronicling these amazing tales for the world to read. They are great and fantastically written. Don’t stop sharing them!

  2. Chris says:

    Awesome stories. I worked at a psychiatric hospital for two years and I can def relate to a lot of what you wrote.

  3. Neola says:

    This is some of the funniest stuff I have ever read. I laughed out loud like a hyena. You are an amazing writer!!! I hope you are still writing.

  4. Jennie says:

    My father was a patient at MSH 1978-1979. I just found out about the closure in 1992. I am trying to find out more information about his treatment experienced there. I would like to get in touch with you by email if possible. Thanks for the insightful posts.

  5. Jason says:

    Thank you for taking the time to share your memories of MSH. I don’t see a reference to the dates of your employment, but I’m fairly certain we worked together. Your stories bring back memories of specific patients and are so well related that even if we don’t know each other, we cared for the same people. It’s eerie reading your stories, as some of them are nearly identical to my experiences. I still recall many of the real names of some of the MHAs and patients and often wonder what their lives were like over the past quarter of a century. I know of at least a few that have passed. Best to you and again, thanks for sharing the memories.

  6. mary says:

    Please, were there any comments about the childrens wards before they opened the Gaebler Unit. I was there in 1952-13 yrs old. Any information on this.

  7. MB says:

    I don’t know who you are – I’ve been trying to find your name – but you are a brilliant writer! These stories should be published as a book if they are not already. And I can imagine it being made into a very funny and emotional movie! Please believe me I used to be an English teacher in another life and you are a very articulate and entertaining writer. I wish I knew who you were I’ve poked around this blog but I didn’t find anything. Please write some more stores from Met State……they are very good

  8. Elizabeth says:

    You are an amazing writer and I loved your stories! I did my grad school rotation at Met State and I do remember one patient you wrote about. I also have many stories from my short time there. Such a fascinating place!

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