This reminds me of Paul Gruchow's new book, "Letters to a Young Madman." In it, he talks about the inhumanity and judgmentalism with which people with mental illness are treated, and how it makes them worse rather than better. Part of this inhumanity is the physcial environment inside mental hospitals. You really ought to interview the woman who published his book (since Paul died in 2004).
More information about text formats