The State Hospital: In Memoriam

BEYOND ASYLUM: TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH CARE
Academic symposium on the History of Mental Health Care
at Sweeney Auditorium in Sage Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA
November 17, 2000, 9:30am - 4:30pm

STATE HOSPITAL TESTIMONY: A MOMENT OF ORAL HISTORY
Forum with former patients of Northampton State Hospital
at Sweeney Auditorium in Sage Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA
November 18, 2000, 9:30am - 11:30am

HABEAS CORPUS
A Musical Installation for Northampton State Hospital
on the grounds of the hospital (outdoors), Northampton, MA
November 18, 2000, at 12 Noon

EXHIBITIONS and RECEPTIONS



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BEYOND ASYLUM: TRANSFORMING MENTAL HEALTH CARE

Academic symposium at Smith College with speakers
and discussants who play leadership roles in Psychiatry,
Sociology, Medical History, Social Policy, and Advocacy
Sweeney Auditorium, Sage Hall, on Green Street, Northampton, Massachusetts
November 17, 2000, from 9:30 am to 4:30pm


Continuing education credits will be available for psychologists and nurses through the
Continuing Education Program of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center.
Free admission, but registration is required - register here
Please prepare to park your car in the public parking lots and garages throughout the city
of Northampton. Some parking might be available near the Smith College Riding Stables.
Click here for directions to Smith College, and a map of the campus.


This symposium is made possible through the generous participation of the speakers
and panelists, the help of many volunteers, as well as through the support of
Smith College, the Massachusetts Mental Health Institute, Janssen Pharmaceutica,
and Wyeth-Ayerst Pharmaceuticals.





Moderator: Carl Salzman, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School


09:30am
Welcome: Tom Riddell, Smith College Dean





09:30 - 10:00am
Keynote Address: Michael S. Dukakis, former Governor of Massachusetts




10:00 - 11:00am
The History of Mental Hospitals: Gerald N. Grob, Ph.D.,
Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine at Rutgers University
Panelists:
Phil Brown, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology at Brown University
Judi Chamberlin, National Empowerment Center / Center for Psychiatric
Rehabilitation at Boston University




11:15 - 12:15am
The Evolution of Community Mental Health: John A. Talbott, M.D.
Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland
Panelists:
Michael F. Hogan, Ph.D., Director of the Department of Mental Health of Ohio
Kenneth S. Duckworth, M.D., Deputy Commissioner of the Department of Mental Health
of Massachusetts





LUNCH BREAK (box lunch available for $10 at Scott Gym, adjacent to Sweeney Auditorium)




01:45 - 02:45pm
Being in a Mental Hospital: Patricia Deegan, Ph.D
Panelists:
Elizabeth Jones, Chief Operating Officer of the Division on Mental Health Services, Washington, D.C.
Danna Mauch, Ph.D., President and Chief Operating Officer of Magellan Public Solutions





03:00 - 04:00pm
The Northampton Experience: Jeffrey L. Geller, M.D., M.P.H.
Director of public sector psychiatry and Professor of psychiatry at the
University of Massachusetts Medical Center
Panelists:
Raymond P. Brien, Director of the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services of the Berkshires
Rebecca Macauley, Patient's Rights Advocate





04:10 - 04:30pm CLOSING REMARKS
The Challenge of the Future: Steve Holochuck,
Director of Consumer Affairs of the Department of Mental Health of Massachusetts


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STATE HOSPITAL TESTIMONY: A MOMENT OF ORAL HISTORY

A two-hour open forum at Smith College in which former patients will tell their
experiences of Northampton State Hospital
Sweeney Auditorium, Sage Hall, on Green Street, Northampton, Massachusetts
Saturday, November 18, 2000, from 9:30 to 11:30am


Free admission, but registration is requested - register here
Please prepare to park your car in the public parking lots and garages throughout the city
of Northampton. Some parking might be available near the Smith College Riding Stables.
Click here for directions to Smith College, and a map of the campus.


This open forum is made possible through the generous participation of the speakers,
the help of many volunteers, and through the support of Smith College.



Moderator: Steven Schwartz, Executive Director of the Center for Public Representation
The open forum concludes at 11:30 am, at which time the audience will be invited to walk up
to the neighboring hospital hill and gather around the original main building of Northampton
State Hospital. At 12 Noon the churchbells of the churches in Northampton will ring for five
minutes in tribute to the many individuals whose lives were affected by the hospital since its
founding in 1856. After a moment of silence, the one-time musical installation Habeas Corpus
will begin (see below).

Sage Hall / Sweeney Auditorium   Sage Hall, Smith College







HABEAS CORPUS

A public art project for Northampton State Hospital, by Anna Schuleit


Within the echoing interior of the old main building, hundreds of speakers
will be installed to play, on this single occasion only, the Magnificat by J. S. Bach -
at a volume that will make the building sing in memory of those who lived, worked,
and died in this institution over the years.


Free and open to the public to gather around the main building,
on Saturday, November 18, 2000, commencing at 12 Noon


Read a detailed description of this event.




This installation is made possible with the support and encouragement of numerous individuals and organizations, including Noreen Andreoli, Barrington, RI; the Blue Mountain Center, Blue Mt. Lake, NY; R. Scott Bardsley, Boston, MA; Phil Brown, Cambridge, MA; Selma Garber, Acton, MA; Pennington Geis, Hatfield, MA; Lucretia Giese, Lincoln, MA; Morris M. Goldings, Boston, MA; Philippe Herreweghe, Paris, France; Historic Northampton, Northampton, MA; June Horton; Kerry Holland, Northampton, MA; Kathleen Kamping, Northampton, MA; Anne Leveque, Hawaii; The MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, NH; Massachusetts Film Office; Massachusetts Historical Commission; J. Michael Moore, Amherst, NH; Nancy Nordhoff, Langley, WA; Northampton Arts Council, Northampton, MA; David Petersen, New York, NY; Christopher Pilkington, Wayland, MA; The Center for Public Representation, MA; The Revolving Museum, Boston, MA; Eleonore Scriba, Walluf, Germany; Dirk Alexander Scriba Erbach, Germany; Kirsten Scriba & Hubert Allert, Kiedrich, Germany; Christine Scriba & Erwin Stoffel, Florence, Italy; Therese Schuleit, Florence, Italy; Steven Schwartz, Wayland, MA; Annagreta and Glen Swenson, Peterborough, NH; Joseph Chilton, Grafton, MA; John F. Vermette, Stillwell, IN




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EXHIBITIONS, RECEPTIONS, AND READINGS



Phil's Visit, by Anna Schuleit, 1999   Moving from G Building to Haskell, by Stan Sherer, 1993



The Last Place in the World
A joint exhibition about Northampton State Hospital
by the historian J. Michael Moore, the photographer Stan Sherer,
and the artist Anna Schuleit
At the galleries of the Northampton Center for the Arts
17 New South Street, Northampton, Massachusetts


November 9 through December 2, 2000
for information call: (413) 584-7327

Join us at the Opening Reception on November 17, 7-9pm


This exhibition is supported by the Northampton Center for the Arts,
the Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities, and by funding from
the Arts Lottery Program of the Northampton Arts Council, a local agency
which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.










Green Hospital, by Kevin Bouricius



A View from Within
Images of the institution by former patient artists
A Gallery Exhibit and Reception at The Anchor House of Artists
518 Pleasant Street, Northampton, Massachusetts
(Across from the Northampton Bowling Alley, South of the Shell Station)



November 11 through December 1, 2000
for information call: (413) 584-4323
Gallery reception on November 18, 4-6pm,
with chamber music by Tune Foolery, the Cambridge based Ex-Patient Concert Ensemble

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