A Solitary Mind
Due to a series of national health care cuts, the mental health community has sought to move patient care from state institutions into the community as part of the rehabilitation process. Drop-in centers and boarding homes, often non-profit, have assumed responsibility. This project examines the world of Donald Mabe, a 55 year old man in St. Joseph, Missouri who has been in and out of mental institutions for as long as anyone can remember. Although somewhat isolated inside the mental health community, Mabe seems most comfortable in one of the only environments he’s ever known.*click on the image at left to see slideshow.