Archive plundering again, I found this picture of the old Athen’s Lunatic Asylum that I shot last fall. Reading about it on Wikipedia, I think the ever-changing names given to the building reflected on the ever-changing way that society wanted to feel about how they treat illnesses of our thought and mood processes. I think we are far from where we should be, however.
Here are the names, a direct quote from Wikipedia:
“Within two years of its opening, The hospital was renamed The Athens Hospital for the Insane. Later, the hospital would be called the Athens Asylum for the Insane, the Athens State Hospital, the Southeastern Ohio Mental Health Center, the Athens Mental Health Center, the Athens Mental Health and Mental Retardation Center, the Athens Mental Health and Developmental Center, and then (again) the Athens Mental Health Center.”