Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Suitcases Offer Glimpses into Patient Lives

The Willard Suitcase Project ( is an amazing and touching website built to showcase the lives of past patients through the contents of a number of suitcases that were found abandoned in the attic of one of the buildings of the Willard Psychiatric Center in New York State.  It was closed in 1995, and the hundreds of suitcases offer a surprisingly detailed snapshot of the lives of these people who had packed them to come to a mental institution.  It is definitely worth a few minutes to take a look. 

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