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Telling Admissions 2

Personal accounts

This month we look at Adam Ant and his relationship with mental ill-health.

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Telling Admissions 1

Personal accounts

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 A

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The Unbroken Seal

History, Personal accounts

Read about some of the letters found in the Victorian Bethlem casebooks.

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Bethlem Sunfayre this Saturday, 7 July: Full Details

Events, Personal accounts

We're hoping the weather picks up soon for this weekend's Bethlem site open day - the annual Sunfayre. Open to all, there will be activities...

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First Person Narratives 7

Literature, Personal accounts

Gail Hornstein, Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoake College and sometime visitor to the Archives & Museum, makes passing reference to our...

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In the Spotlight: Angus Mackay

History, Personal accounts

Enjoy the last in this current series by exploring the experiences of Angus Mackay during his admissions to Bethlem.

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In the Spotlight: Christopher Long

History, Personal accounts

Continuing our 'In the Spotlight' series, this month we look at the story of Christopher Long.

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First Person Narratives VI

Literature, Personal accounts

Hear this insight into 20th century psychiatric recordkeeping practice.

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