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  1. Building Background Knowledge

  2. Ken Kesey • Born in CO (1935) • Died in OR (2001) “I was too young to be a beatnik, and too old to be a hippie”

  3. Experimentation with Drugs • Part of CIA experiment with psychoactive drugs • LSC, cocaine, mescaline • Kept using them after the experiment!

  4. Why Cuckoo’s Nest? • Worked at a State Veterans’ Hospital • Talked with patients (while on hallucinogenic drugs) • Felt SOCIETY had pushed them out since they were “different” not that they were INSANE

  5. Mental Institutions / Hospitals • Wide variety of institutions • In- or out-patient facilities • Variety of disorders • Voluntary or involuntary basis

  6. Evolution of Care • Containment and restraint • Treatment with drugs / therapy • To allow them to live lives outside an institution

  7. Titicut Follies • Only film banned NOT due to sexuality, language, or drug use.

  8. Types of Treatment Lobotomy Electroshock Treatment

  9. Types of Facilities • Crisis Stabilization • Suicidal, violent patients • Open Units • Try to make life as normal as possible • Medium Term • Few weeks

  10. Types (cont.) • Juvenile Wards • Halfway Houses • Type where my sister works

  11. Mental Illness Today • Medications has come a long way. • Mentally ill is NOT mentally handicapped. • Mentally ill are in society and around us!