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That looks like torture!
I swear I was about to scroll past this thinking it was some sort of pysch-horror art or some witchy thing…and then I read the title. This is horrifying.
If they weren’t suffering from mental illness before, they might after being locked up in a place like this.
This is so fucking tragic. What they used to do back in the days to patients of all kind. Sometimes people didn’t even have any mental illnesses and still got put in for some backwards ideas of what is and isn’t normal. The horror’s they would do to these poor souls.
Btw, is there more info about this picture?
She shouldn’t have done what she did I guess
That learn you to stop… checks notes…being mentally ill.
Well if that doesn’t cure them nothing will
So sad. As someone who has dealt with mental Illness I am so grateful for how far we have come. May we get to a point where all humans can get to quality compassionate mental healthcare. We’d all be better for it.
I don’t doubt the reality of that.
For some positive to counteract that negative, check out Dorothea Dix, who campaigned for humane treatment of the mentally ill.
She should be much better known, especially in the US.
“Look She’s Getting Better”
-someone in 1900 France
This is why there are so many ghosts from the 1800s-1900s
Im thinking this was staged photo of something they felt was done at the time.
I’m sick to my stomach looking at this.
> A woman stands in a narrow cell, her arms affixed to the wall in the attitude of the crucifixion, circa 1890. She is undergoing treatment for mental illness in 19th century Germany. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
looks like some those horrible photos that came out of the Abu Ghraib prison abuse scandal.
Wow, this makes me really sad.
Did it help?
For some extraordinary reason people back in the day thought that this kind of things would help the situation.
Probably for the devilish act of questioning her husband or something like that.
We have learned so much from this. Now, we just let them do drugs and set up tents on the street. That’s what progress looks like
Is this before, or after they gotten mentally ill?
What the proper fuck.
Did this shit ever work? Like how could you not tell this just makes it worse?
This is incredibly sad
Not much has changed, we just strap you to a bed now 😟
do you have a source for this?
edit: getty images – mental patient in germany, 1890s.
This would be a great black metal album cover
Asylums in the past really weren’t about treatment, they were about containment.
‘Treatment’ was done in church or very rarely by some experimental doctors, it took a long time before those saw results though.
These were the ‘lost causes’ that God did not allow to be murdered, but could also not be left to wander the streets. Being kind to them was seen as more or less unneccesary, they had supposedly lost all semblance of a mind anyway. So tie em up, feed them, hose them down so they don’t get sick and just leave them in a dark hole so society can move on.