After viewing this list of what could have gotten you admitted to West Virginia’s Hospital for the Insane (Weston) aka Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum back in the late-1800s, I’ve swiftly concluded that the criteria was rather all-encompassing. Who among us is a stranger to what’s on this list?
In this century, it looks more like a “wish list” for Dr. Phil’s guest bookers!
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum is still open, but only for tours.
h/t Richard Swanson!