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Inside the Mental: Silence, Stigma, Psychiatry, and LSD (Regina Collection #3) (Hardcover)

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Before she became a psychiatric nurse at The Mental in the 1950s, Kay Parley was a patient there, as were the father she barely remembered and the grandfather she'd never met. Part memoir, part history, and beautifully written, Inside The Mental offers an episodic journey into the stigma, horror, and redemption that she found within the institution's walls.

Now in her nineties, Parley looks back at the emerging use of group therapy, the advent of patients' rights, evolving ethics in psychiatry, and the amazing cast of characters she met there.

She also reveals her role in groundbreaking experiments with LSD, pioneered by the world's leading researchers at The Mental to treat addiction and mental illness.

About the Author


Now a journalist with a syndicated weekly column, Kay Parley worked for CBC Radio and the Saskatchewan Arts Board before becoming a psychiatric nurse at the Weyburn Hospital.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780889774117
ISBN-10: 0889774110
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Publication Date: March 26th, 2016
Pages: 158
Language: English
Series: Regina Collection
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