Archive for June, 2017

Have a Story or Memory You’d Like to Share?

June 18, 2017

Have a Story or Memory You’d Like to Share?

We are currently seeking former employees (or patients) who are willing to assist us by sharing stories, photos and memories of Kentucky’s state hospitals and institutions. If you, or someone you know, is interested then please consider contacting us! Our goal is to develop comprehensive histories of these hospitals and institutions in order to preserve for future generations. Remember that these histories will be published on our website.

We are currently seeking information for the following facilities (pre-1980):

Central State Hospital
Eastern State Hospital
Frankfort State Hospital and School
Kentucky State Hospital
Western State Hospital
State Schools (Hazelwood, Outwood, etc.)
U.S. Narcotic Farm (Narco)
State and private TB hospitals

Kentucky Historic Institutions

We are currently seeking former employees (or patients) who are willing to assist us by sharing stories, photos and memories of Kentucky’s state hospitals and institutions. If you, or someone you know, is interested then please consider contacting us! Our goal is to develop comprehensive histories of these hospitals and institutions in order to preserve for future generations. Remember that these histories will be published on our website.

We are currently seeking information for the following facilities (pre-1980):

  • Central State Hospital
  • Eastern State Hospital
  • Frankfort State Hospital and School
  • Kentucky State Hospital
  • Western State Hospital
  • State Schools (Hazelwood, Outwood, etc.)
  • U.S. Narcotic Farm (Narco)
  • State and private TB hospitals

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Hazelwood Developmental

June 15, 2017

Source: Hazelwood Developmental

Western State Hospital

June 11, 2017

Source: Western State Hospital

Central State Hospital

June 11, 2017

Source: Central State Hospital

Healing from trauma is an unlayering process

June 3, 2017

Everything Matters: Beyond Meds

Healing from trauma as well as the waking up process, in general, is often experienced as an unlayering process. Lately I’ve been revisiting the oldest wounding again. It’s been a doozy. It’s got correlates in the body (and shows up as chronic illness via the psych drug damage–everything matters and everything is connected!) and so I’ve not been feeling well either. It’s bringing up all the stuff about the system and healers that played into my even earlier wounding. These are my latest spontaneous utterances from twitter…shared here with some editing for clarification.

tweets from my twitter timeline:

The perpetrating healer should be an archetype that’s routinely discussed in circles of any kind of helping professional.

The abuses of the perpetrating healer become more and more subtle and (even) sophisticated as the healer becomes more aware…ugly razor’s edge…the sensitive too gets sucked into the dynamic but can watch…

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