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These Creepy Asylums In North Dakota Are Still Standing And Still Disturbing

The past cannot be undone, unfortunately, and the way we used to treat mental illnesses and what we did with the patients to either attempt to “cure” them or just keep them locked away from society has ranged from good yet misguided intentions to downright barbaric. Thankfully, times have changed and the handling of developmental and mental disabilities has improved by leaps and bounds in just the past half century alone. However, relics of this darker history still remain to this day. These are two of such places and their stories, both of which are still here in North Dakota.

It is saddening that places like these operated like they did back then, but fortunately today there are many more resources and help for those in need of it that are constantly being improved through research.

Leah
Crazy old cat lady in training, includes enthusiasm for knitted sweaters. Farm livin', film lovin', pasta cookin', graphic artist and writer from the good ol' midwest!