This new thread is devoted to first-hand accounts of what it was like to have been admitted to a psychiatric hospital (‘sectioned’) under the UK Mental Health Act in the twenty years between 1975 and 1995.
Read about some of the letters found in the Victorian Bethlem casebooks.
Enjoy the last in this current series by exploring the experiences of Angus Mackay during his admissions to Bethlem.
Continuing our 'In the Spotlight' series, this month we look at the story of Christopher Long.
Hear this insight into 20th century psychiatric recordkeeping practice.
This month's 'In the Spotlight' focuses on Edward Oxford and his attempt to assassinate Queen Victoria.
Read about Kim Noble's exciting new book, now available for purchase.
This month we focus on the stories of two artists, one of whom was a resident at Bethlem and the other who is often mistakenly thought to have been resident here.
Read part two of Jackie's experiences in the Charles Hood Unit at Bethlem.
Following on from last month, we now explore the stories of more relatives of well-known people.
This month we have a first-hand account from a mental health nurse, formerly at Bethlem. Hear how experiences of clinical depression influenced the life and work of Annie Altschul.
Hear about Walter Abraham Haigh's battle with delusional insanity.
Staff at the museum take time to investigate further the relationship between doctor and patient.
In a slight change from our usual 'In the Spotlight' posts, this month we are looking at the experiences of some of the relatives of better-known residents of Bethlem.