Compiled By: Michael Paul Mason
From Michael Paul Mason | 13:48
An otherworldly visit to one of America's most bizarre museums, the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph, MO.
It's been called "one of the 50 most unusual museums in the country," but the word unusual doesn't cut it. The Glore Psychiatric Museum is a testament to man's failed attempts to understand mental illness.
Inside the Glore, we're taken on a bizarre yet vivid ride into the history of psychiatric treatment. We bear witness to unusual treatment protocols, ranging from restraint cages to human-sized gerbil wheels. In the terrible contraptions, we also sense an oddly persistent theme--man's terrible failure to adequately care for the mentally ill.
After venturing into the Glore, we meet Rolf Gainer, a psychologist, who discusses our current system of mental health treatment, and speculates about the future of treating mental disorders.