KINGS PARK-STORIES FROM AN AMERICAN MENTAL INSTITUTION – A Groundbreaking New Documentary – Lucy Winer

Kings Park Movie

Kings Park Movie

On June 21, 1967, at the age of 17, Lucy Winer was committed to the female violent ward of Kings Park State Hospital following a series of failed suicide attempts. Over 30 years later, now a veteran documentary filmmaker, Lucy returns to Kings Park for the first time since her discharge. Her journey back sparks a decade-long effort to face her past and learn the story of the now abandoned institution that once held her captive. Her meetings with other former patients, their families, and the hospital staff reveal the painful legacy of our state hospital system and the crisis left by its demise.

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“Out Of The Shadows” – Patricia E. Deegan

I found a very interesting silent movie that I wanted to share with you. It is posted on YouTube by Dr. Patricia E. Deegan and is entitled “Out of the Shadows.” It was filmed at Utica State Hospital in the 1920s.

Out Of The Shadows – Part One

Out Of The Shadows – Part Two

Out Of The Shadows – Part Three