To the average person a Psychiatric Hospital is either a blank space in their mind or a TV-inspired Chamber of Horrors. They think of it as an ‘Insane Asylum’ full of violent raving lunatics held in check by burly grim-faced attendants.
A Psychiatric Hospital is none of those things. It is actually a vibrant ever-changing community where three-quarters of the population lives in a world of strange fantasies and delusions - in some ways not unlike the world outside.
And one quarter of the population is made up of dedicated men and women who struggle to bring those three-quarters, the patients, back to at least a semblance of reality.
The result is an ever-changing ever-contrasting pattern of conflict and cooperation, violence and tranquility, hate and love with a massive undercurrent of sex!
Come through the rusting door of the Psychiatric Hospital with me and I’ll show you.
The first thing you will see is all the young well-endowed nurses in tight white body-clinging uniforms. It’s almost as if they are flaunting their freedom to the outside world to protect them from the emotional stress and intensity of the Psychiatric Hospital.
Then there are the young doctors, interns and residents, barely older than the nurses overworked and underpaid — but with a wisdom far beyond their years.
By the time they have finished their tour in the Psychiatric Hospital, they have managed - and learned from - murderers, drug addicts, famous actors, doctors who are patients, sadists, masochists, millionaires, and homeless men and women.
As you read through the pages of Psychiatric Hospital you will learn with them - and by the time you finish, you will know more than you ever imagined about insanity, people who are insane, how the doctors and nurses struggle to bring them back to reality.
You will learn more about the human mind than you ever dreamed possible. And you will learn something else besides.
By the time you finish Psychiatric Hospital you will be amazed and delighted about how much you have understood about mental illness, human behavior, and psychiatric methods. You will also be surprised about how much you learned about someone who is not a patient. That ‘someone’ is yourself!
Read Psychiatric Hospital and then tell me if I am right…