A Documentary by Mad pride Ireland Founder, John McCarthy
In the early 1950's a young girl in the south of Ireland entered a psychiatric institution. Two years earlier, she had been raped.
Now, almost 60 years later, that young girl is an elderly woman and still in a psychiatric institution - in fact she never left.
'Lives less lived' traces this woman's journey into the world of institutionalisation and along the way questions how this can happen to somebody and what can we do to ensure this story isn't repeated in 2010.
First broadcast Saturday 4th September 2010
Compiled and Narrated by John McCarthy
Produced by Liam O'Brien
Sadly, on January 10th 2011, John McCarthy passed away at his home in Cork City. John was just 61yrs old.
Lives Less Lived on RTÉ
this post has been waiting for me to finish it for far too long...