In 1896, Essex County Asylum for the Insane was build on 325 acres of lane in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. The asylum was more commonly referred to as Overbrook. From the onset, the asylum was at full capacity, often housing thousands of patients at once. Additionally, the asylum was severely understaffed. On the grounds of the asylum stood a train station, as well as a power house and a boiler. The patients at the asylum were mostly fed by food that was grown in the fields on the grounds. A bakery and firehouse were also built within the complex of Overbrook.
It was said that it was a town within a town, but with an ever growing patient list combined with minimal staff and developing drugs, it was set up to fail, and fail it certainly did. Due to the sheer amount of patients, many were left without a bed and were forced to sleep on the cold asylum floors. In 1917, disaster struck when the asylum’s only boiler malfunctioned and 24 inmates froze to death in their beds while they slept. Disease was often rampant in Overbrook.
As time progressed and mental health issues became better understood, grim methods such as lobotomies and electroshock therapy became outdated. This was a blow to the already failing asylum, who used both methods in abundance. The asylum eventually closed in 2007, with over 10,000 patients dying within the confines of the walls. It isn’t much surprise that many say Overbrook is haunted - several visitors have claimed to witness a nurse wearing a 19th century nurses uniform, walking around the asylum conducting checks.
You know, the usual racist behaviour in these kind of situations, white people who go on killing sprees get “he was a really nice man, but mentally disturbed?? no idea” while everyone else gets “HE WAS NO ANGEL!!!”
Here’s the thing though.
This is the guy the smear articles are talking about.
This is the guy who was dragged off the plane.
See the difference?
David A. Dao vs. David T. D. Dao.
United Airlines can’t even run a smear campaign properly. Two Asian doctors, registered in different states, and they manage to do this.
Hopefully those sleazy press outlets get hit with libel lawsuits!
EDIT: And of course, it goes without saying that even IF the accusations were true, that it’s completely irrelevant to what happened on the plane.
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I have to bring this up again because the more I think about it, the more unsettling it becomes.
This whole SepticArt week thing - a majority of us have been theorizing it’s the ritual and that it’ll be the final push Anti needs to show himself. Granted, I do think that when Jack posts the fanart vid, I don’t believe he’d show Anti since it would take the spotlight away from all of our work. If anything, if Anti were to show himself, I think it’d probably be for only a split second - just a quick glitch of the facecam and that’s it.
But the whole overall theory of us all making fanart to summon Anti - this is all going back to the post I had made about us, Jack’s so-called “loyal, loving fans”, being the main villain in all of this!
Anti wants us to give him more attention to give him the extra push to finally show himself. We DO have a choice! No one said we HAVE to do what he says. We don’t need to make any fanart or anything, we can fight back. And yet, we aren’t. We are all so quick to fall and give in because we want to see Anti again.
It’s like October all over again. We know what is coming, and just like before, we apparently HAVE A CHOICE. We can fight back and save Jack and the others, and instead, we’re choosing to give in. We WANT to see Anti - OUR creation, NOT Jack’s - and it’s seriously disturbing when you think about it. We’re basically setting loose a vicious, bloodthirsty abomination on a kind, innocent, completely vulnerable person - who we supposedly love and adore.
By us creating all the fanart - especially the stuff containing Anti - we are only making our creation stronger. We’re doing more harm than good - we’re helping Anti, not Jack. Why do you think Anti never wants to hurt us? It’s because he needs us. We’re the ones who created him, we’re the ones giving him power, and as such, he won’t come after us. Sure, he’ll guilt trip us and remind us of what we did. He’ll kill us mentally, but not physically. Unlike the story “Frankenstein”, we actually love our creation. We say we hate him and we want him away from Jack and the others.
But if that’s really true, then why are we giving in? Why are we deliberately giving Anti more power and actually wanting to see him return?
The answer? Because in truth, being his creators, we want to see what our creation can do and what he is capable of.
I said it before and I’ll say it again:
We all have to face the ugly truth, guys. Anti isn’t the true villain here - we are. We created an abomination and he is OUR responsibility.
Standing at the top of a hill in a forested area near the centre of Volterra, Italy, stands this decaying psychiatric hospital. Once housing over 6,000 patients, this building now contains only empty beds, abandoned wheelchairs, and graffiti. It was once dubbed “the place of no return” because it was said that once you were sent to Ospedale Psichiatrico di Volterra, you never returned home.
It was rife with physical and mental abuse and was infamous for its use of electroshock therapy as well as the grim practice of inducement of comas with insulin. Patients were often sedated, isolated from others and frequently chained to their beds. Patients would also be forced to spend prolonged periods of times in freezing cold baths. Letters and gifts from the patient’s family members on the outside were confiscated so that the patients had a true sense of isolation.
It was eventually closed down in 1978 after the practices used within the walls were deemed as cruel.
When our mind is calm, it reflects reality accurately, without distortion. Breathing, sitting, and walking with mindfulness calms disturbing mental formations such as anger, fear, and despair, allowing us to see reality more clearly.
20-year-old Gregory Canatis lived in an apartment in Midwest City, Oklahoma, with his 41-year-old father, Theodore Canatis. When neighbours hadn’t seen or heard from Theodore in several days, police were called to check up on him on 5 May, 1977. After they knocked the front door and nobody answered, they broke it down and were met by a horrific scene. The apartment was covered in blood and inside the refrigerator, they discovered a pair of severed hands and human muscle. In a skillet on the stove, they found dismembered body parts and flesh.
After searching for several hours for either Gregory or Theodore, they came across a dazed looking Gregory, walking around aimlessly outside. He was escorted to the police station where he confessed to stabbing his father to death before dismembering him and cooking him, adding that he didn’t want to waste “good meat.” Gregory announced to the stunned officers that his father “tasted good… like steak." A psychiatric evaluation determined that Gregory was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia and dropped all charges against him because he was unable to stand trial due to being mentally incompetent. He was transferred to the Norman Mental Hospital where he essentially disappeared - patient’s status in the mental health system is kept from the public. For years, nobody knew what became of Gregory. It was assumed that he remained locked up indefinitely.
However, as it transpired, he was temporarily released in 1995 and was working as a grocery bagger in a local convenience store. When the district attorney caught wind of this, he questioned whether he was now competent to face trial on the murder charge. Shortly afterwards, Gregory was sent back to Norman Mental Hospital where he shall remain institutionalised for the rest of his life.
At the age of 12, Howard Dully was subjected to the unnecessary procedure of a lobotomy, thanks in part to his stepmother, who couldn’t handle a normal pre-teen boy. Dr. Walter Freeman, the man behind the disturbing practice of lobotomies, claimed that Howard had childhood schizophrenia and claimed a lobotomy would cure him of such. However, when other doctors that have seen him never came to that diagnosis. It has taken Howard decades to recover from the surgery. He lived his life in institutions, he was incarcerated, homeless and became an alcoholic. He eventually sobered up and went on to get a college degree. He has since researched what happened to him and has even written his memoirs, with the help of Charles Flemming, and turned it into a book titled “My Lobotomy.” He is now a talk show host on National Public Radio, where he speaks to other lobotomy victims.
Letchworth Village was a psychiatric hospital located in Rockland County, New York. It housed patients ranging from newborn to elderly. It opened in 1911 and was rife with reports of unfair treatment of the patients ranging from patients being unclothed and neglected to reports of rape. In 1996, the psychiatric hospital was closed down and has since fallen to disrepair. To add insult to injury, there are a number of numbered gravestones hidden among the woodland. These unnamed gravestones belong to those who never made it out of Letchworth. After a number of years, a bronze monument was erected at the entrance of the cemetery which lists around 900 names. However, these names are not linked to the plots in which patients were buried but they are believed to be buried in the cemetery somewhere. Some of these people are identified simply as “Baby Girl” or “Baby Boy.”