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All rights reserved. But the ruins of some abandoned asylums still stand. Illinois (5) For questions, comments and inquiries please email: Enter your e-mail address for things to do, restaurants to try and much more! A more humane approach to mental health, the plan focused on care and treatment in psychiatric institutions rather than mere containment. An abandoned asylum once on the cutting edge of lobotomies may be reborn as a Christian college. Maine is a wonderful place to live and to visit. All Regions We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! Waverly Hills Sanatorium – Louisville, Kentucky, 5. This abandoned orphanage-turned-asylum witnessed a terrible chapter in Québec's history.

One of the largest-ever mental hospitals now sits abandoned, surrounded by 25,000 unmarked graves. See.

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© 2020 Atlas Obscura. Sign up for our newsletter and enter to win the second edition of our book. California (2) (Note: While to the best of our knowledge you can legally these abandoned places at the time of publication, access can always Map View Genres Regions. For a tour of the Augusta Mental Health Institute, take a look at this video: And, remember that mental health is important and problems are worth seeking help for. 1. Once a place of peaceful repose, this sanitarium now faces an uncertain future. Learn more about “Abandoned Insane Asylums” on Atlas Obscura. Want more creepy, but true tales of Maine? Sorry, that location is a bit vague. Ohio (2) Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum - Weston, West Virginia, 2. Mississippi (1) Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons; Bizarre Travel. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. Indiana (3)

Paranormal. Opacity is dedicated to documenting various abandoned places through both text and photographs; recording their transformations through time before they are demolished. In the quiet demolishment of what was once an active environment. Every weekday we compile our most wondrous stories and deliver them straight to you. Open buildings and rehabilitative programs involving art, farming, and therapy improved the lives of the individuals with mental illness who lived at one of the rash of new hospitals that opened in the late 1800s. An abandoned tuberculosis hospital said to be haunted by the patients who died within its walls. Winner will be selected at random on 12/01/2020. North Carolina (1) This abandoned asylum was once a state of the art facility before devolving into one of the most deadly mental institutions in American history.