This thesis project centers on a work of creative fiction dealing with long-term impacts of depression and treatment practices in a mental health facility. The creative work consists of a fictional diary in which the narrator discusses the horrors of being locked in an insane asylum. Part one of the diary covers the time she spent within the asylum. Part two then jumps thirty years forward to discuss the long-lasting side effects of the trauma that she suffered inside the asylum. The scholarly process statement that accompanies the diary clarifies the multitude of creative writers whose work helped inspire this project. It also discusses many of the academic sources that I consulted to provide scholarly understanding to the issues covered in the creative piece.

Semester/Year of Award

Fall 2019


Glenn D. Jackson

Mentor Professional Affiliation

English and Theatre

Access Options

Restricted Access Thesis

Document Type

Bachelor Thesis

Degree Name

Honors Scholars

Degree Level



Occupational Science and Occupational Therapy