Oh we were so politically incorrect in those days. I remember well roller skating from our house on Champlain Blvd. in Verdun down the road in hopes of catching a glimpse of someone outside at the " looney bin " as we called it. Bearing in mind I would only have been 7 or 8 at the time.
Many years later I met a guy who is a friend of ours to this day. His brother was put in the Douglas when he became to big a burden on his aging parents, literally ! He had grown to be a man and his parents had grown to be seniors. They could no longer tend to his daily needs.
Thanks Sandy R.