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Friday essay: my father was always told his mother was dead, but a birthday card revealed she was living in a mental institution

By Dr Alison Watts, Adjunct Lecturer, Faculty of Health, Southern Cross University
Alison Watt’s grandmother was diagnosed with ‘puerperal insanity’ and institutionalised not long after giving birth to her father. He didn’t meet her – or know she was alive – until his early 20s.The Conversation

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