About the Project

In 1989, Pat Price was held against her will in a highly-regarded mental health institution in Dallas, Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital. With the facility close to bankruptcy, doctors and administrators discovered she had the means to pay for treatment indefinitely. They held her for two terrifying weeks while they tried to have her committed for unnecessary long-term treatment.

Pat’s time at Timberlawn continues to haunt her today. Through Surviving Timberlawn, a documentary film currently in pre-production, she's ready to tell her story, the stories of those who suffered similar abuse, and shed light on a mental healthcare system that prioritizes profits over patients.

Were you or someone you know a patient or staff member at Timberlawn in the 1980s and 1990s? This space is for you, too. Your story matters. You can tell it here.