Mental: A History of the Madhouse

Shocking. Do humans really do this to humans? Are we the most barbarous creatures of all? Those are just some thoughts that will come to mind after watching this fascinating and shocking documentary.

The documentary tells the story of Britain’s mental asylums. Today, UK facilities get fewer money for mental health, and every other week there are people dying because they do not get the help they need.

Mental asylums are part of Britain’s healthcare system for more than 60 years. Back in the post-war period, more than 150,000 people were hidden in these institutions to escape from the war. There were more than 120 mental institutions.

The film explores the history of the mental asylums in Britain in the past 60 years through powerful testimonies from patients, nurses, doctors, and health care experts.

The main controversy and point of the documentary is whether patients should live out in the community, or should patients get separate rooms and individual care.

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