II-"I Was A Mental Patient" - Michael Mok - New York Telegram and Sun

II-"I Was A Mental Patient" - Michael Mok - New York Telegram and Sun

Inmates sleep on floor, mutter, stare into corner

by: Michael Mok | publication date: March 16, 1961 | Publication: New York World-Telegram and Sun | pages: 1

Before I could find out what happened, I was called into the psychiatrist's office. The doctor questioned me gently and with great patience and skill.

I allowed him to drag from me a story I had prepared very carefully.

I told him in considerable detail that emotional difficulties had been aggravated by heavy drinking and had created severe problems.

After the session, the doctor said he was going to admit me to the hospital "for a couple of days," and I was taken into a small dressing room while the doctor talked to my wife.

In part two of the World-Telegram's series, Mok describes how he gained admittance to the hospital and his first impressions of the facility and its patients.

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