As a mental health facility, treatment was at the core of daily activities at Oak Ridge throughout its history. What exactly that treatment consisted of, however, ranged significantly over the 81 years the division was in operation.
Treatment practices at Oak Ridge at times overlapped completely with the models being followed by its fellow mental health institutions across the province, while at other times were at the cutting edge of new and novel experimentation. A few of the programs were relatively short-lived trials; others spanned the entire history of the division.
This exhibit provides an introduction to a sample of some of the different treatment programs that were implemented at Oak Ridge throughout different periods of its history.
STILL TO COME: An exhibit focused on the rehabilitative programming that was connected to the history of the Oak Ridge division.