Millett, Kate. Kate Millett: interview with Dayna Caron, 1989. White Light Communications Collection (MS 984). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries
(00:01:09)Millett tells of her experience with the state hospital system. She met with a psychiatrist following an argument with her
sister. She was then forced into a locked ward in Oakland, California
(00:10:40)Describes the expansiveness of the hospital and bureaucratic system, and how it's nearly impossible to escape even after a
patient has been discharged.
(00:14:01)Her first hospitalization lasted only a few days. Her mother then committed her to a hospital in Minnesota. Sanity trial held,
which released her. But it had major repercussions for her social and personal life following her release. Entered deep depression.
Took Lithium for 13 years
(00:21:18)When she became aware of the ex-patients movement, she decided to stop taking Lithium.
(00:25:22)Interview ends. Credits roll. Producer: Paul Engels. Director: Michael Robinson. Cameras: Richard Love an Susan Jewett. Audio:
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