The Psychogram, A History of an Asylum Newspaper

The Psychogram. A History of an Asylum Newspaper
Nathaniel M. Sullivan

The Psychogram was a periodical that ran from 1916–1977 at Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital in Morris Plains, New Jersey. It provided the reader with information regarding the workings of a psychiatric hospital from the unique perspective of patients, who provide insight about their experiences and understanding of their treatment. Patients shared poetry, book reviews, and letters to staff. Staff also wrote articles for families that had relatives staying at the hospital to provide them with information regarding treatments and the general welfare of the institution. According to Sullivan, The Psychogram helped to dispel misconceptions that families had in relation to the treatment of the mentally ill within an institutional setting. Examining these unique voices of the patients and staff demonstrate how therapeutic programs changed and how occupational programs such as The Psychogram laid the groundwork for the future of the hospital.

2021, 6x9, paper, , 122 pp.

ISBN: 9780788412028