Asylum for the severely mentally ill


Forty years ago, we thought closing psychiatric hospitals was the humane action. But was it? In a recent article Penn bioethicists have called for a return to asylums– not surprisingly to some opposition. What’s in the best interest of the severely mentally ill? We talk to one of the authors of the article, bioethicist Dr. Dominic Sisti and mental health advocate, Joseph Rogers.

A local resource: New Directions Support Group for people and loved ones affected by depression and bipolar disorder. Groups are held in Abington and Willow Grove, PA.

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