The portrayal of insane asylums and their patients seems to be a favorite trope for suspense and horror films. Brittany Yoes have spent a lot of time behind locked doors in psychiatric hospitals and alone in rooms with patients who are often perceived as dangerous. Listen as she shares with you a real American horror story.
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