Surviving Timberlawn

Your story matters.

Share your Timberlawn experience.


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.

Pat's Story

Learn more about Pat, what she experienced and how she's starting — and changing — the conversation.


Share Your Story 

If you or someone you know was at Timberlawn as a patient, staff or other connection (specifically during the 1980s and into the 1990s), we'd like to hear from you. We're compiling stories of those who experienced the hospital firsthand, knowing full well that Pat is not alone in what she went through. 

Use the form to safely contact us with your story, or email us at hello[at]thorntonsquareproductions[.]com directly (remove the [ ] ). Share as little or as much as you'd like, and join the conversation on Facebook here.


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