Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History

Interview with Troy Lovett, May 22, 2020

Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
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00:00:02 - COVID-19 pandemic

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Partial Transcript: Alright. We are recording.

Segment Synopsis: Troy Lovett is introduced. He discusses his life during the COVID-19 pandemic, the similarities between this time and the 1918 influenza epidemic, and the potential effects of the pandemic on people's mental health.

Keywords: 1918 Influenza Epidemic; Businesses; Changes; Churches; Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19); Days of the week; Difficult; Disease spread; Effects; Environment; Family; Jobs; New Delhi (India); Offices; Oral history; Parades; Philadelphia (Pa.); Pollution; Progress; Quarantines; Reactions; Remote interviewing; Routines; Safety measures; Sense of time; Shut down; Similarities; Smog; Society; Technology; Vaccinations; Vaccine boosters; Vaccines

Subjects: COVID-19 (Disease); Families.; Influenza Epidemic, 1918-1919; Mental health.; Pandemics; Pandemics & COVID-19

00:06:25 - Review of previous interview--From idyllic childhood to hospitalization for mental illness

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Partial Transcript: Um, so, last time that we were together, um, it was our first interview...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett reviews some information about the topics covered in the previous interview. He talks about how, despite his idyllic childhood in Williamsburg, Kentucky, he ended up as a patient in a psychiatric hospital. He compares this to someone who has a heart attack despite having none of the risk factors.

Keywords: Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Eastern Kentucky University; Family; Gradual progression; Heart attacks; Idyllic; Illnesses; Impact; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Reasons; Slow progression; Small towns; Sophomores; Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp; Supportive; Symptoms; Thought processes

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)

00:11:36 - Indications in 1959 that something was wrong

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Partial Transcript: Uh, in 1960--I think I have to start with 1959.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about some of his experiences in 1959 that, in retrospect, were indications that he was not well. He talks about taking an advanced math class with his friend Allan which led him to feel defeated. He talks about some of his rituals from that time, including one related to Eddie Mathews' homeruns.

Keywords: 1959; Algebra; Allan Steely; Baseball; Borderline schizophrenia; Challenges; Changes; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Control; Defeat; Demands; Eddie Mathews; Experiences; Homeruns; In charge; Indications; Manifestations; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Rituals; Successful; Summer schools; Symptoms; Thought processes; Uncomfortable; Wrong

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

00:15:33 - Deterioration during the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp in 1960

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Partial Transcript: So when I got to 1960 in June and about six of us from Williamsburg High School were asked to go to, uh, Stephen Foster in Eastern Kentucky...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks more about his experience at the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp in 1960 that soon led to his awareness of his mental illness (covered in detail in his previous interview). He talks about his thought processes at the time and how his compulsions kept him from being able to function.

Keywords: Ability; Best; Better; Bible; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Decline; Decrease; Deterioration; Dormitories; Dorms; Earning; Eastern Kentucky University; First chair; Functioning; Low self-concept; Low self-esteem; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Price to pay; Psyche; Regression; Rituals; Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp; Tension; Thought processes; Trumpet players; Worsening

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

00:18:32 - Examples of his rituals and thought processes in 1960

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Partial Transcript: Could you talk a little bit about what, um, uh--you know, when you, uh, you describe, um, that feeling, um, generally but could you give some specifics...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett provides examples of his rituals and compulsions during the summer of 1960. He explains the thought process behind his compulsions, saying that every action caused an 'emotional flash' of a red light which meant he couldn't proceed, or a green light which meant he could. He talks about how he became trapped in thought loops.

Keywords: Abandonment; Aggressive; Alone; Angry; Borderline schizophrenia; Cleaning; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Compulsory actions; Cycles; Driving forces; Emotional flashes; Emotions; Fears; Feelings; Functioning; Hairs; Inaction; Loops; Not right; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Orderly; Productive; Rituals; Rugs; Satisfaction; Success; Tassels; Thought processes; Triggers; Wrong

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

00:24:37 - Others' awareness and reactions to his mental illness in 1960

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Partial Transcript: Now that period at, at the music camp, uh, my parents came up, uh, I think one time during that, during that period.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about how aware his parents were of his inability to function in 1960 and their attitudes regarding mental illness at the time. He says the band director at the Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp blamed himself for Lovett's hospitalization. He talks about how he has learned skills to be able to control his compulsions so that he is now able to function better than he could in 1960.

Keywords: 1960; Aggressive; Allan Steely; Awareness; Band directors; Blame; Borderline schizophrenia; Causes; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Control; Coping mechanisms; Difficult; Fathers; Functioning; Hospitals; Mothers; Neurotic; Never-ending; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Passive; Pleasing; Psychosis; Psychotic; Reactions; Rest; Secrets; Skills; Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp; Stopping; Therapy; Thought processes; Tired; Treatment; Understanding

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)

00:29:57 - Deep-seated origins of his mental illness

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Partial Transcript: Um, so, let me just go from--you know, even though we talk about going more specific, I do want to go back up to the 10,000 foot altitude for a second...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett discusses whether he feels like one incident triggered his mental illness or whether it was always hidden within him. He talks about how he and his brother had similar childhood experiences, but ended with very different results.

Keywords: 1960; Algebra; Allan Steely; Awareness; Best; Borderline schizophrenia; Brothers; Car accidents; Causes; Challenges; Circumstances; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Coping mechanisms; Fifteen; Friends; Hidden; Highland Hospital (Asheville, N.C.); Inciting events; Inciting incidents; Indications; Low self-concept; Low self-esteem; Manifestations; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Self-worth; Sources; Therapy; Thought processes; Triggers

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)

00:35:22 - His and his family's awareness during the summer of 1960 that something was wrong

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Partial Transcript: So, so you came home from, um, the music camp, um, and, uh, I think--how, how long was the camp?

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks more about how aware his parents were of his inability to function in 1960 and their attitudes regarding mental illness at the time. He talks about the family's trip to Niagara Falls that summer. He talks about the stigma surrounding mental illness in the 1960s.

Keywords: Appearances; Attitudes; Awareness; Borderline schizophrenia; Brothers; Colleges; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Family; Fathers; Friends; Greatest Generation; Home; Mothers; Niagara Falls; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Overworked; Parents; Physical health; Problems; Religion; Religious; Rest; Schools; Secrets; Stephen Collins Foster Music Camp; Stigma; Summers; Support; Thought processes; Trips; Vacations; Weight

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)

00:41:01 - Lack of ability to function upon his return to school in 1960

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Partial Transcript: So, um, so you've, you know, again in some ways had this great, um, what was meant to be kind of a rest for somebody...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about returning to school for his sophomore year in 1960. He talks about his mental health continuing to decline and becoming more dependent on his mother. He says he does not remember much from this time, partly due to the shock treatments he later received.

Keywords: "Change the direction"; Ability to function; Algebra II; Allan Steely; Alone; Ann Johnson; Authority figures; Awareness; Basketball; Borderline schizophrenia; Churches; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Cousins; Crying; Cumberland College; Dependent; Distractions; Functioning; High school bands; Memory; Mothers; Niagara Falls; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Pleasing; Rest; Schools; Self-awareness; Shock treatments; Sophomores; Study halls; Survival; Thought processes

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Shock therapy; Williamsburg (Ky.)

00:48:44 - Drive to Saint Joseph Hospital on November 6, 1960

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Partial Transcript: And, um, November is really when Saint Joseph's comes into--

Segment Synopsis: Lovett describes the long drive to Saint Joseph Hospital on November 6, 1960, which he also covered in his previous interview. He talks about the research his parents must have done in order to determine that Saint Joseph Hospital was where he should go for treatment. He talks about staying at his aunt and uncle's house in Winchester that night, watching television and drinking a 7-Up float.

Keywords: 7-Up floats; Aunts; Awareness; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Corbin (Ky.); Distance; Doctors; Driving; Ewell Stinson; Fathers; Help; Highways; Initiative; Julia Stinson; Lexington (Ky.); Malleable; Mothers; November 1960; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Passive; Pleasure; Process; Psychiatric wards; Research; Resistance; Roads; Saint Joseph Hospital; Secrecy; Television; The Lawrence Welk Show (Television program); Thought processes; Transportation; Uncles; Winchester (Ky.)

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

00:58:47 - Arrival at Saint Joseph Hospital on November 7, 1960

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Partial Transcript: Okay, so walk me through Monday morning.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about his arrival at Saint Joseph Hospital on November 7, 1960. He talks about the doctors there and the questions he was asked before being admitted. He describes his feelings upon being taken to his room and left by his parents. He talks about how the next day was Election Day and why this caused problems for him in regard to his compulsions. He talks about some of the people he knew at Saint Joseph Hospital and his demeanor as a patient.

Keywords: Admitted; Aggressive; Alone; Awareness; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Doctors; Dr. Gayle; Dr. Weasel; Earning; Election Day; London (Ky.); News; November 8, 1960; Nurses; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Ophthalmologists; Parents; Passive; Patients; Personas; Pleasing; Price to pay; Problematic; Questions; Reactions; Rituals; Rooms; Saint Joseph Hospital; Severity; Short-term; Support; Thought processes

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

01:05:49 - Medical and psychiatric treatment at Saint Joseph Hospital

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Partial Transcript: The, the, the thing that happened at Saint Joseph, though, Doug, uh--and I, I did not know what to expect.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett says that he did not receive any psychotherapy or counseling at Saint Joseph Hospital. He says he was observed by doctors and nurses, who later determined he should receive shock treatments. He compares his experience at Saint Joseph Hospital to other hospitals he has seen as well as the film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." He talks about daily life at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Keywords: Activities; Behavior; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Counseling; Daily life; Days; Doctors; Dr. Gayle; Highland Hospital; Inhibited; Medical treatment; Medication; Memory; Nurses; Observation; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Motion picture); Outside; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Preoccupied; Psychiatric treatment; Psychotherapy; Rounds; Sense of time; Shock treatments; Thought processes

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

01:13:02 - His parents' agreement to him receiving shock treatments

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Partial Transcript: Now, that brings up an interesting point.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett discusses why he believes his parents consented to him undergoing shock treatments at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Keywords: "Fixing"; 1960; Best; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Doctors; Family; Fathers; Friends; Gardner family; Help; Mothers; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Procedures; Questioning; Shock treatments; Solutions; Thought processes; Tom Gardner; Trust; Visiting

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

01:16:50 - Experience of his first shock treatment

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Partial Transcript: Do you have a memory of the first time that you received the--

Segment Synopsis: Lovett describes in as much detail as he can his first experience of receiving shock treatments in the basement of Saint Joseph Hospital. He talks about being hooked up to the wires and then being given an anesthetic that rendered him unconscious during the actual procedure. He talks about how he later found out what the experience of shock treatments was actually like and how that affected him psychologically. He describes what would happen after his shock treatments and talks more about daily life at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Keywords: Anesthesia; Ashtrays; Asleep; Awareness; Basements; Borderline schizophrenia; Cold; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Convulsive therapy; Disorientation; Electricity; Electronic devices; Feelings; Highland Hospital; Innocuous; Memory; Mornings; Obedient; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Occupational therapy; One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Motion picture); Orderlies; Procedures; Recovery; Routines; Scared; Shock treatments; Thought processes; Treatment; Uncomfortable; Unconscious; Wires

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Shock therapy

01:27:12 - The science behind shock treatments

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Partial Transcript: So you don't know--you didn't know at the time what's happening but I'm sure you've done study since.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett discusses the intended effects of shock treatments, especially in their use on patients experiencing PTSD or depression. He talks about Dr. Robert Carroll's research into experimental treatments. He talks about John Nash, mathematician and subject of the film "A Beautiful Mind," and his refusal to undergo shock treatments. Lovett talks about the effects of the shock treatments he underwent at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Keywords: "Wash the mind"; A Beautiful Mind (Motion picture); Better; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Decisions; Depression; Different; Dr. Robert Carroll; Effects; Experimentation; Feelings; Functioning; Highland Hospital; Hydrotherapy; John Nash; Lexington (Ky.); Memories; Memory; Mental faculties; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Research; Resistance; Results; Saint Joseph Hospital; Science; Shock treatments; Short term memory; Success; Successful; Suppression; Thought processes

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Shock therapy

01:32:40 - Memory loss due to shock treatments

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Partial Transcript: Do you--this is an odd question to ask but, but bear with me.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about the memory loss he has experienced due, at least in part, to the shock treatments he underwent at Saint Joseph Hospital. He talks more about the intended effects of shock treatments, especially in their use on patients experiencing PTSD.

Keywords: "Cured"; "Fixed"; "Wash the mind"; 1959; 1960; Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Concentration camps; Details; Effectiveness; Experience; Highland Hospital; Journals; Long term memory; Memories; Memory; Memory loss; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); Regrets; Remembering; Shock treatments; Short term memory; Suppression; Thought processes; Treatment; Wars

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Shock therapy

01:38:24 - Further deterioration after returning home on December 15, 1960

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Partial Transcript: Now, now as we're going to talk about, it didn't take very long for them to realize that that--[inaudible]--and then they were pretty--I've got to say, pretty angry...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about the effectiveness of the shock treatments he had undergone and how long their effects lasted. He talks about how he did not return to school upon returning home and how his condition began to worsen. He gives examples of his rituals and compulsions at this time and how his uncle could help break him out of his cycles. He talks about how he still deals with his compulsions today but has learned skills in order to better control them.

Keywords: Angry; Autism; Bathrooms; Better; Borderline schizophrenia; Brothers; Cleaning; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Control; Decision-making; Decisions; Decline; Decrease; Dependent; Deterioration; Earning; Effects; Fathers; Functioning; Helping; Home; January; Joe Lovett; Low points; Memory; Mothers; Never-ending; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Price to pay; Regression; Rituals; Schools; Shock treatments; Skills; Thought processes; Tools; Uncles; Worsening

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Shock therapy

01:47:33 - More examples of his rituals and thought processes in 1960

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Partial Transcript: What were, what were some of those--what were some--you've talked about some of them...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett provides examples of his rituals and compulsions during the autumn of 1960. He talks about having both physical and mental compulsions and explains the difference between them. He explains the thought process behind his compulsions, saying that every action caused an 'emotional flash' of a red light which meant he couldn't proceed, or a green light which meant he could. He talks about how he became trapped in thought loops.

Keywords: Aggressive; Borderline schizophrenia; Cleaning; Clothes; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Cracks; Difficult; Emotional flashes; Feelings; Inanimate objects; Left; Memorization; Memory; Mental compulsions; Mothers; Notes; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Physical compulsions; Piano; Repetition; Right; Satisfaction; Sermons; Shoes; Socks; Thought loops; Thought patterns; Thought processes; Walking; Wrong

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

01:53:13 - His parents' reactions after his treatment at Saint Joseph Hospital

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Partial Transcript: I'm--I, I can't imagine how frustrating it must, it must have been for your parents because there, there's this sense that they made this hard decision about treatment...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about how his family reacted upon his return from Saint Joseph Hospital when they realized his condition had not improved, but had in fact worsened.

Keywords: Angry; Appearance; Attitudes; Borderline schizophrenia; Brothers; Challenging; Close-knit communities; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Decisions; Doctors; Failure; Fathers; Help; Image; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Parents; Process; Reactions; Research; Rest; Thought processes; Treatment

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)

01:55:44 - Community connections that led his parents to choose Highland Hospital for his treatment

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Partial Transcript: Now, now the--what came into being in that period is very distinctive to me is, again, part of the, the, the take on me was the fact that the religious idea was, was part of it.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett discusses Pastor Don Welch and his role in the Williamsburg, Kentucky community. He talks about his talks with Don Welch after his return from Saint Joseph Hospital. He talks about how his parents' connections with Don Welch, as well as others in the Williamsburg community may have led them to choose Highland Hospital as the next location for his treatment. He talks more about his parents' reactions after his treatment at Saint Joseph Hospital and their attitudes about mental illness at the time.

Keywords: Advice; Asheville (N.C.); Attitudes; Baptist churches; Borderline schizophrenia; Christianity; Clergy; Community; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Connections; Counselors; Cumberland College; David Blondell; Don Welch; Dr. Boswell; Dr. James Boswell; Duke Divinity School; Fathers; Functioning; Help; Home; Involvement; Jobs; Methodist churches; Mothers; Mrs. Pearl Gatliff Perkins; Neighbors; Norman Perkins; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Optimism; Pastors; Private hospitals; Problems; Religious; Saint Joseph Hospital; Sessions; Skepticism; Solutions; Stopgap; Thought processes; Treatment; Trips; Union College; Visits; Worse; Young people

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Highland Hospital (Asheville, N.C.); Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Religion; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)

02:06:42 - Psychological effects of his experience at Saint Joseph Hospital

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Partial Transcript: Because here's the other, here's the other side of it that was a very, very important part of it: they didn't have any idea under the sun how they would get me in another hospital.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks about how his experience at Saint Joseph Hospital had negatively affected him.

Keywords: Borderline schizophrenia; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Convincing; Effects; Forgotten; Homesickness; Impact; Locked in; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Panic; Psychological effects; Saint Joseph Hospital; Thought processes

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

02:08:44 - Highland Hospital's different approach to treatment

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Partial Transcript: Well, I mean the--you know, this--its--Highlands is gonna be something that I--Highland is something that I want to push to the next interview.

Segment Synopsis: Lovett discusses how Highland Hospital differed from his experience at Saint Joseph Hospital.

Keywords: Approach; Borderline schizophrenia; Buildings; Camps; College campuses; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Different; Fathers; Grounds; Mothers; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Resorts; Thought processes; Treatment

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Highland Hospital (Asheville, N.C.); Mental health.; Mental illness.; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatry.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.

02:10:32 - Attitudes regarding mental health in Williamsburg, Kentucky in the 1960s

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Partial Transcript: I'm gonna, I'm gonna add one more--before we leave Saint Joseph experience, uh, there was a young man in Williamsburg, uh, who had--in the fifties...

Segment Synopsis: Lovett talks more about his parents' attitudes about mental illness at the time, as well as the wider community's view. He talks about how their views may have been partly affected by their experience of a young man from the community who had been sent to a psychiatric hospital in the 1950s. He talks more about the stigma surrounding mental illness in the 1960s and how it negatively affected him because he had no one to talk to about his experiences. The interview is concluded.

Keywords: 1960s; Allan Steely; Ann Johnson; Appearances; Attitudes; Basketball coaches; Borderline schizophrenia; Careers; Central State Hospital; Community; Compulsions; Compulsive behaviors; Dogs; Dr. Norman Polansky; Effects; Experiences; Fathers; Friends; Harry Siler; Hospitalization; Ignored; Impact; Impressions; Jake Mountjoy; Journals; Mothers; Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD); Pandemics; Parents; Patients; Reactions; Secrecy; Secrets; Silence; Society; Stigma; Talking; Teaching; Therapy; Thought processes; Treatment

Subjects: Child mental health.; Childhood; Compulsive behavior.; Families.; Mental health.; Mental illness.; Physicians; Psychiatric hospitals; Psychiatrists; Psychiatry.; Psychologists.; Psychology, Pathological.; Psychology.; Repetition compulsion.; Schizophrenia.; Williamsburg (Ky.)