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Gail Hornstein, Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoake College and sometime visitor to the Archives & Museum, makes passing reference to our modest displays (though not to her visit) in her recent book… 272 more words


Radio Interview with Gail Hornstein on Radio Boston

Here is a great radio interview with Gail Hornstein from the Hearing Voices Network on Radio Boston.

Click on the link below, then click on Listen, and the mp3 podcast will come up. 242 more words


Good stuff online

In my ongoing effort to catch up with back issues of The Sun, I’ve gotten to last month’s, July 2011, which has two extraordinary pieces to recommend. 293 more words

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Agnes's Jacket

Seamstress Agnes Richter was locked away in a mental asylum in the 1890s, and was so determined to have a voice that she embroidered her personal story onto the jacket she wore on the ward.

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A gentle crash

Yesterday I felt like a warrior ready to start the Medication Liberation Army.  All anger and defiance.  Today has been crash day.  Still lots of physical withdrawal symptoms, although not as severe as the first two days.  408 more words


Excerpt from Agnes’s Jacket: A Psychologist’s Search for the Meanings of Madness by Gail A. Hornstein

I am pleased to present an excerpt from the book Agnes’s Jacket: A psychologists search for the meaning of madness, submitted by the author Gail Hornstein. 2,644 more words

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Gail Hornstein: Who owns the mind?

Bio: Gail A. Hornstein is Professor of Psychology at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and author of many articles in professional journals as well as To Redeem One Person is to Redeem the World, the biography of pioneering psychiatrist Frieda Fromm-Reichmann.  2,170 more words

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