Even if you’ve never seen or been inside an insane asylum, you have an idea of what it’s like. Movies like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Girl, Interrupted paint a picture of a harsh reality filled with people that have serious issues that need a great deal of help.
But all the stories you hear are usually just that – stories. They could be based on real events, but you rarely hear the experience of someone that truly knows what it is like inside an asylum.
The following 25 people know first hand what it is like inside an asylum. Whether they were patients or worked there, these people understand what it’s like to be inside a place that is chaotic, dark, and yet caring (in some cases).
Although many of these instances are dark, they do shed light on how hard the lives are for the people that are put inside asylums, and for the people that are working tirelessly to help them. It’s a tough job, and these people are so bad ass, and we should all be thankful for them.
These 25 people know what it’s like inside an insane asylum: