I-"Living at Larned Is a Demoralizing Experience" - Betty Wells - Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon

I-"Living at Larned Is a Demoralizing Experience" - Betty Wells - Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon

Staff Writer Betty Wells was a voluntarily committed patient for eight days at Larned State Hospital. No one at the hospital knew she was there to find out what life in a mental institution is like. This is the first of six articles.

by: Betty Wells | publication date: January 28, 1974 | Publication: Wichita Eagle and Wichita Beacon |

". . . I lived with the 'insane' and was told by a dangerous mental patient that I was 'all right' and should not be there. I discovered that a woman who shot her husband three times, chopped him up with an axe and buried him can be as 'sane' as anyone I know. . ."

First part of Betty Wells' experience undercover at Larned State Hospital.

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