Escaping the Straitjacket

Posted on March 28, 2012

Last Saturday, to celebrate Harry Houdini’s 138th birthday, Happy, our resident magician treated the Fountain House community to a fantastic magic show. For his grand finale, he escaped from a straitjacket – an object that is perhaps the most striking symbol of society’s callousness toward and misunderstanding of mental illness.

Happy’s feat suggested Houdini but was dedicated “to everyone who has survived the bondage of mental illness.”

 Happy overcomes!Happy overcomes!

 

 

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