'Kings Park': Old Mental Asylums Shed Light on Newtown Crisis

It took filmmaker Lucy Winer several decades to come to terms with having been locked up in a mental institution in 1967 after several hospitalizations for suicide attempts. Between the ages of 17 and 19, Winer was committed to Kings Park State Hospital, in Kings Park, N.Y. -- today a long-abandoned campus on Long Island -- which at its height warehoused more than 9,000 patients in towering brick buildings. Like many other depressed patients at the time, she was given an amorphous diagnosis:...Full Story
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