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Britain's Most Dangerous Psychiatric Hospital (Prison Documentary) | Real Stories

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  • For over 146 years Broadmoor hospital has gained a reputation as the last stop for some of the UK’s most dangerous criminals. It was thought of as the place where mentally unstable offenders would be incarcerated for the rest of their lives - until a recent and radical change.
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  • @ethanporter4708
    @ethanporter4708 5 ปีที่แล้ว +9717

    You know you're a talented artist when they feel the need to blur out your self-portrait.

    • @mistymorgan8068
      @mistymorgan8068 5 ปีที่แล้ว +220

      Our eyes would not have been able to cope

    • @justme-pv8yz
      @justme-pv8yz 4 ปีที่แล้ว +30


    • @MissChanandlerBong1
      @MissChanandlerBong1 4 ปีที่แล้ว +457

      That guy is an artistic genius. Behaviorally he exhibits traits of a high functioning autistic. I wouldn't be surprised if that is one of his diagnoses.

    • @le_th_
      @le_th_ 4 ปีที่แล้ว +266

      Yes, as if the other portraits weren't already indicative of his artistic skills. They looked more like photographs than graphite sketches with some charcoal accents.

    • @dadeee7776
      @dadeee7776 4 ปีที่แล้ว +115

      Ethan Porter plot twist it’s not even blurred that’s his art

  • @feedmechipotle1120
    @feedmechipotle1120 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4588

    I got so emotional when the guy said the voices were telling him to stab people as he was making the fruit salad but he didn't listen and finished it.

    • @Entschuldigungen
      @Entschuldigungen 4 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      Research satan in Islam. It explaines a lot.

    • @numbersletters2920
      @numbersletters2920 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Codependents biology scans?

    • @aaronmichelson5510
      @aaronmichelson5510 4 ปีที่แล้ว +99

      Heh, similar thing happened to me. The patient's voices were telling him to hit me in the head with his coffee cup. He was a really nice guy though, I never felt threatened, tbh. But yeah, unmedicated he probably would have been more nervewracking.

    • @ibrahims754
      @ibrahims754 4 ปีที่แล้ว +64

      That's paranoid schizophrenia!!!

    • @rubieferrao9908
      @rubieferrao9908 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Same tho

  • @simoneritchie9203
    @simoneritchie9203 ปีที่แล้ว +535

    I like how they specifically mention that they made sure they had complete consent, and didn’t take advantage of someone’s mental state. Very professional.

    • @skycloud4802
      @skycloud4802 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      They have the capacity to give consent.

    • @NickyM_0
      @NickyM_0 ปีที่แล้ว +35

      @@skycloud4802 Not everyone has the mental capacity to give consent. That's not a fact to debate about.

  • @aandrus2169
    @aandrus2169 ปีที่แล้ว +279

    My mother worked in such a place for 15 years. It changed her into a very cautious, watchful, solitary person. She had to learn to be that way to protect herself and it never left her even decades later. I respect people who can do this work with professionalism and compassion.

    • @nikolasmatias9639
      @nikolasmatias9639 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +7

      I'm so sorry for your mom. Probably she built this all out of necessity. And as it became a habit, she stuck with it for the rest of her life.
      But it's not nice to be suspicious of everything and everyone outside of this places. I find it hard to build a sense of belonging and build good friendships when you don't trust anyone else.

    • @aandrus2169
      @aandrus2169 10 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      @@nikolasmatias9639 you are exactly correct. Thank you for your response. You seem to be a compassionate person. I appreciate you.

    • @VK.x
      @VK.x หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      God bless your mum for her service to the best of her ability🫡but it’s a shame not many like your mother exist in the system anymore. I hope your mother is well🙏

    • @VK.x
      @VK.x หลายเดือนก่อน +2

      @@nikolasmatias9639beautifully written 🙌

    • @aandrus2169
      @aandrus2169 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@VK.x Thank you. Yes, she is an amazing, strong woman. ☺️

  • @harveyuwu4366
    @harveyuwu4366 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6477


    • @mavos1211
      @mavos1211 4 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Lionheart Reborn cracked me up 🤣

    • @mavos1211
      @mavos1211 4 ปีที่แล้ว +49

      Hahaha now that’s progress

    • @mavos1211
      @mavos1211 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      welsh logic he is going to carve a swan...... on his chest 🤣

    • @OJBambi
      @OJBambi 4 ปีที่แล้ว +61

      Haven’t even seen this bit yet and I still liked your comment 😂

    • @kingk2405
      @kingk2405 3 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Harvey uwu Fruit Ninja cured him .

  • @madiantin
    @madiantin 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4430

    The amount of talent the patients in this hospital have is absolutely astonishing. I loved the one chap's remark, "they are mentally ill, but they are not stupid."

    • @numbersletters2920
      @numbersletters2920 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5


    • @nomad5031
      @nomad5031 4 ปีที่แล้ว +92

      Yes; it is said that the 'craziest' of us are usually highly intelligent 😉👍

    • @sjmosley9705
      @sjmosley9705 4 ปีที่แล้ว +86

      They do say there's a fine line between crazy and genius

    • @lisamartin3734
      @lisamartin3734 4 ปีที่แล้ว +71

      Never underestimate the intelligence of these people. It could cost you your life.

    • @eliz_scubavn
      @eliz_scubavn 4 ปีที่แล้ว +78

      madiantin my grandmother used to work in a mental ward. One of her patients, a man who left school with no qualifications and who had severe schizophrenia, managed to take apart a broken typewriter she had on her desk and fix the fault with no training. Another of her patients was a former doctor who’d had a nervous breakdown, and aside from his medical training he spoke 5 languages fluently and was an expert in chess and backgammon.

  • @greystone5915
    @greystone5915 ปีที่แล้ว +400

    I've worked in psychiatric units for many years, what I've come to realise is that nearly everyone I've ever worked with is just a vulnerable child that never got the chance to grow up supported and cared for. Working in mental health is extremely challenging but at the same extremely rewarding when you get the chance to bring at least some positivity to someone who may have never had any in their life up until now.

    • @kellypocock1348
      @kellypocock1348 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      People like you are working h your weight in gold. It's not an easy job but the facts you have empathy is wondeeful. ❤️

    • @kellypocock1348
      @kellypocock1348 ปีที่แล้ว

      People like you are working h your weight in gold. It's not an easy job but the facts you have empathy is wondeeful. ❤️

    • @sarahh.65
      @sarahh.65 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      I think while in *some* cases this can be true (and even obvious) that these are sad lonely souls with robbed childhoods etc let’s be real and know this is not always the case. Criminally insane or frankly just insane people have come from stable loving normal middle class or better homes with good parents. We all like to think there is some sort of “quick fix” or preventable answer to the worlds problems but sadly this isn’t always the case.

    • @farzanakhattak8050
      @farzanakhattak8050 ปีที่แล้ว

      Just watched this and yep so emotional to see such vulnerable individuals each with their own journey and struggle... Can't imagine the situation and life struggles they all went through...... Bless them all. And it's courageous for you to have been able to work and support people with care

    • @tsiontefera4321
      @tsiontefera4321 ปีที่แล้ว

      Couldn't agree more

  • @yannick9473
    @yannick9473 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +50

    A psychologist once told me "The boy in you will never die" The memories you had as a child, will never go away in your adulthood. Indeed they will haunt you, and hard.

  • @annabellyth6625
    @annabellyth6625 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2343

    the fact he had impulses to stab everyone in the room with that knife and carried on making his fruit salad makes me really proud of him- that’s growth and resilience

    • @jenniferlawrence9473
      @jenniferlawrence9473 3 ปีที่แล้ว +36

      I think some of these people have attachments that urge them to do these things. And I bet that facility is filled with spirits.

    • @llalande1527
      @llalande1527 3 ปีที่แล้ว +171

      @@jenniferlawrence9473 no they're not. places aren't haunted, people are actually mentally ILL. sickness of the brain is real, ma'am

    • @laurieberry4814
      @laurieberry4814 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Sounds like paranoia to me.

    • @MStarr-dp8fc
      @MStarr-dp8fc 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      @@llalande1527 agreed

    • @MStarr-dp8fc
      @MStarr-dp8fc 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      @@YesItsMeDes clearly you missed most of the documentary....

  • @neve3468
    @neve3468 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4746

    I don’t know why I watch stuff like this.

    • @RS33381
      @RS33381 5 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      Neve x lol me too.. idk if it helping me or not.. but whatever

    • @pushinglimits3285
      @pushinglimits3285 5 ปีที่แล้ว +176

      Because it's interesting maybe..?

    • @bergfish7328
      @bergfish7328 5 ปีที่แล้ว +240

      To broaden your horizon about the human condition, perhaps?

    • @rob_3417
      @rob_3417 5 ปีที่แล้ว +51

      Because it's interesting

    • @bigdave7021
      @bigdave7021 5 ปีที่แล้ว +49

      Most people ask themselves the same question

  • @allisonjames2923
    @allisonjames2923 2 ปีที่แล้ว +221

    The staff deserve the most credit. To work somewhere like this would be incredibly stressful. To be constantly vigilant for violence would be exhausting. And to see these prisoners as patients would be difficult, as separating what is mental illness from what is the person themselves is very difficult

    • @PimpDaddyStyles
      @PimpDaddyStyles ปีที่แล้ว

      they are not prisoners. even if they have killed they are not prisoners. They are patients of the NHS, if they respond to treatment and get better they dont then get moved to prison they get let out of hospital and become members of society again. the only ones who dont are those that have moved there from prison. they will move back to prison if they get better.

    • @nanina2034
      @nanina2034 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      After 5 years of working with such patients i copy things from their behaviour, i can't sleep well,i swear,i talk louder,i can't concentrate at home because at work i have to be careful to not get hit,my entire health deteriorated because of stress.Tell you the truth maximum for people to work in such enviroment should be 5-10 years.

    • @Tikvicki100
      @Tikvicki100 ปีที่แล้ว

      Yet they pay us poorly 😂

    • @ranisrikumar5735
      @ranisrikumar5735 9 หลายเดือนก่อน

      @@Tikvicki100 😞

  • @lifeislife4279
    @lifeislife4279 ปีที่แล้ว +116

    My uncle is in here has been for years. He has wrote his own poetry book and got a law degree while there

    • @sophierhodes3
      @sophierhodes3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      That’s great, inmates achievements should be celebrated

    • @ramseydoon8277
      @ramseydoon8277 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      What's your uncle's book called?

  • @gamengoth937
    @gamengoth937 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3662

    The guy who draws. If he ever picked up a tattoo machine without killing someone he would make BANK. Extremely talented and absolutely stunning work! Id love to see his work in a gallery one day.

    • @chessplayer804
      @chessplayer804 3 ปีที่แล้ว +119

      Yeah. His artwork is unbelievably amazing. I've seen killer tats, the most awesome tattoos I've seen were the 3D tattoos. This guy could definitely do 3D tattoos & could probably make a living doing it

    • @TheMrJcrock
      @TheMrJcrock 3 ปีที่แล้ว +74

      Just don't give him a hammer......his name is Daniel Bartlam...google him.

    • @kiwigirl6135
      @kiwigirl6135 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Jeff Crocker... Woah, just read about him...

    • @sissyrayself7508
      @sissyrayself7508 3 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Mehhh.. I guess.. it'd be ok.. sort of.. kinda.. maybe.. not really.. but whatever.

    • @babyanne12345
      @babyanne12345 3 ปีที่แล้ว +138

      He killed his mother! Stop trying to normalise or sympathise with murders and rapiest because they can draw tfoh

  • @cherylmills6264
    @cherylmills6264 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1810

    The drawings of the one guy were absolutely stunning.

    • @MyWorld-xw6ic
      @MyWorld-xw6ic 4 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      graham moore thanks. I was reading the comments trying to figure out who he really was. What a waste of talent

    • @jessicacourtney2454
      @jessicacourtney2454 3 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @graham moore that's aweful.... I feel like somehow they could have used his art as therapy...and away of advancing him in life.

    • @iTzWeeDFTW
      @iTzWeeDFTW 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @graham moore dante? was his name not daniel? maybe daniel bartlam.

    • @iTzWeeDFTW
      @iTzWeeDFTW 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      graham moore ahhh fair enough, thank you!

    • @rainaa1997
      @rainaa1997 3 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      graham moore Dante Campbell Plant was black. This patient is definitely white and I believe he is Daniel Bartlam, who killed his mom at 14.

  • @seanbrady9981
    @seanbrady9981 ปีที่แล้ว +58

    The guy at 35:30 breaks my heart. He speaks so eloquently and level-headedly about the root causes, about how the systems failed him, about how vulnerable children are ignored while horrific things are done to them, and the response is still in effect to not fully acknowledge the root causes.

    • @sleepygirl3022
      @sleepygirl3022 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I found that part really sad and feel so angry for him. Those beasts were everywhere years ago and nobody did a thing to stop them 🤬 so much damage done to the most vulnerable children in our society and those damaged kids become damaged adults. Absolutely shameful.

  • @anon3325
    @anon3325 2 ปีที่แล้ว +174

    I had unfortunately been checked into a mental institution last year when I tried to end my life (i've made a lot of progress since then). Most of the patients (besides an old lady who threw something at my head and tried to fight me) were very intelligent, kind and talented. What made my stay bad were the doctors who mocked, ridiculed and laughed at me while I was quite literally dying from poisoning of the body. (the nurses were great).

    • @kellywilson6694
      @kellywilson6694 ปีที่แล้ว +17

      Im so sorry you experienced this. Xx

    • @Jesus_isLord_andGod
      @Jesus_isLord_andGod ปีที่แล้ว +9

      You can be totaly healed from what you experienced, i had by God Jesus Christ. I was were you are. Please ask Jesus Christ in to your heart and repent from all of your sins, forgive every person, so God can set you free, and you will be saved and born again of the Spirit of God and become new CREATION in Christ and after you die you will inherit the kingdom of haven. ❤

    • @junglebookgamer6912
      @junglebookgamer6912 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I'm proud of you man, i hope you're doing better these days

    • @PrettyMiyaw19159
      @PrettyMiyaw19159 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      Been through a similar situation. I laid in my own filth for 24-48 hours before the doctors and nurses realised I was suffering from organ failure from my unsuccessful attempt to end my life. I was accused of having a behavioural problem because I wouldn’t get out of bed; when in reality my bodily functions were ceasing & I was close to death due to incompetent staff. I feel you, friend.

    • @Goldenhawk583
      @Goldenhawk583 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      @@Jesus_isLord_andGod Did it cross your mind to check if the person have a religion allready, or have a reason to NOT like the jesus version of book religions?

  • @luciairenetrepp9819
    @luciairenetrepp9819 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2321

    These people have one of the toughest jobs and I think they don't get appreciated enough. It must be physically and mentally exhausting. Thank you for your service!

    • @7th.trumpet
      @7th.trumpet 5 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      No doubt it is mentally challenging working in this type of environment, but it's the job they have chosen to do so it probably isn't.

    • @kellygilbert6577
      @kellygilbert6577 4 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      @@7th.trumpet I absolutely agree with you, they chose this line of work.

    • @numbersletters2920
      @numbersletters2920 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@7th.trumpet I think died-

    • @cheylou1
      @cheylou1 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Try being careful family member, the work is out of this world.

    • @villagelightsmith4375
      @villagelightsmith4375 3 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      The abuse they receive, both from their clients and from society as an aftereffect of their job is incredible.

  • @na6241
    @na6241 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2354

    Most of the root cause of the cases are child abuse. Heartbreaking and disturbing at the same time. 😔

    • @ginajones2328
      @ginajones2328 3 ปีที่แล้ว +59

      Yes I have cared for abused children. Wicked horrid crimes are perpetrated on them

    • @goertzpsychiatry9340
      @goertzpsychiatry9340 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      N/A th-cam.com/video/c8omryHCn1Y/w-d-xo.html

    • @emmacherry2093
      @emmacherry2093 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5


    • @sm3296
      @sm3296 2 ปีที่แล้ว +22

      There’s a new documentary with Gabor Mate called The Wisdom of Trauma which really goes into that and works within prison systems to help men rehabilitate.

    • @adriennem9832
      @adriennem9832 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Worst child abuse cases I've heard about. And all were involved with the higher politicians, higher cop bosses. Pathetic really

  • @unbelievable9750
    @unbelievable9750 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I am absolutely speechless on those portraits that patient drew. I can’t believe how beautiful that picture of that woman was. He could easily be a famous artist.

  • @thehangmansdaughter1120
    @thehangmansdaughter1120 2 ปีที่แล้ว +50

    Those poor people. To be at war with your own mind is torture. The staff are so compassionate, it takes special people to work with the mentally ill and I have great respect for those who do it so well.

  • @hafsabb
    @hafsabb 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1686

    It's sick how many times you hear a child say they was abused in the system, you hear it far too often, WTF is going on... the people that should care for them the most are abusing the children. Makes my blood boil every time I hear it.

    • @pamelaraney4654
      @pamelaraney4654 4 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      Hafsa Bibi look up MK ultra. Also look into satanic rituals abuse. Tied to cps also. Kids are purchased also

    • @errolwalker9270
      @errolwalker9270 4 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @desdes5622
      @desdes5622 4 ปีที่แล้ว +57

      If we aren't very watchful, people who want to abuse people will persue jobs/careers/fields which give them that opportunity. The same goes for children. That's why there needs to be a lot of oversight in any position of power over the vulnerable. It's our responsibility as citizens to pursue that goal of oversight and protect the vulnerable.

    • @abstractvp5825
      @abstractvp5825 4 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      It is sick indeed. I was victimized by a broken system, so now I cry out against them trying to usher in change. These things need major overhaul, more extensive screenings, and strict oversight. It’s too easy for too many wicked opportunists.

    • @insidejob2012
      @insidejob2012 4 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Its normal in UK, cultura, thing

  • @itskairalol
    @itskairalol 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1383

    I love how they have a dog that visits weekly that they can hang out with! Dogs can provide great therapy just by being there. It’s a sweet gesture to the patients.

    • @nomad5031
      @nomad5031 4 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      I agree 👍👍the dogs are an important and beneficial part in therapy for many of us military veterans.

    • @itskairalol
      @itskairalol 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Msgenxr Empath thank you for your service!! 💞 i’m glad our fluffy friends can help :)

    • @xanaxholywater9869
      @xanaxholywater9869 4 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      I agree! But not for retards who can’t cut a fruit salad without thinking they should murder everyone in the room. The dogs should not be in contact with weirdos like that.

    • @armaansaumya
      @armaansaumya 4 ปีที่แล้ว +49

      @@xanaxholywater9869 kind of degrading.

    • @elgekok560
      @elgekok560 4 ปีที่แล้ว +43

      @@xanaxholywater9869 You're disgusting tbh

  • @FroggieButt
    @FroggieButt ปีที่แล้ว +53

    I worked on acute psych ward and was a part of a take down team. The only injury I received was a kick to my thigh on a take down. It caused a huge hematoma that took 3 months to heal. The patient came in manic but came up to me and apologized for doing it the next day. In the state he was in I have no idea how he even knew that he did it, much less that it was me he kicked. We were practically piled on him, he was huge and very fit.

    • @hoogstraten4271
      @hoogstraten4271 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      What does acute mean?

    • @childofcascadia
      @childofcascadia 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +5

      Acute in a medical sense means "not likely a permanent state but currently happening" as opposed to "chronic" which is an ongoing problem, usually of lesser severity.
      So an acute psych ward handles people that are *in the moment* of having a bad mental episode and may be incoherent, delusional or psychotic at that exact time. They may be stable most other times, but at that moment they are in severe crisis.

  • @anon3325
    @anon3325 2 ปีที่แล้ว +47

    I'm so proud of the guy that used the sharp knife to cut the fruit and didn't listen to the auditory hallucinations telling him to kill the people in the room. It may not seem like a lot, but it probably took a lot of courage to tell the voices no. Well done. We have to want progress if we want rehabilitation.

  • @renney90
    @renney90 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2701

    “I don’t want anyone to know I work at Broadmoor”.... goes on a publicised documentary about Broadmoor, appears as a worker 🤔

    • @andymitchell368
      @andymitchell368 5 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      World Of ETC loooolz there can’t be just two of us 🧐🧐🧐

    • @aleciaharridon1066
      @aleciaharridon1066 4 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      lol i replayed that part to ensure that was his real face.

    • @uhuraenterprise6372
      @uhuraenterprise6372 4 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      Clueless at its finest😆

    • @joancahill6039
      @joancahill6039 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Lol I know I think it was just me

    • @persiezitha8975
      @persiezitha8975 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1


  • @beeboi0097
    @beeboi0097 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2052

    As someone who experiences auditory (and visual) hallucinations I sobbed over the man who finished his fruit salad and didn’t hurt other people because I am so proud. It’s such a hard thing to not give into your hallucinations and it just made me so proud to see him achieve that 🥺🥺😭

    • @ohmeowzer1
      @ohmeowzer1 3 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      Me too I wish him well he is really trying

    • @Tipperary757
      @Tipperary757 2 ปีที่แล้ว +85

      Hopefully as scientists continue to map the brain, a cure can be found for voices. I can only imagine how difficult it must be to ignore the voices.

    • @cinderellaashtray6165
      @cinderellaashtray6165 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @jennybeam7226
      @jennybeam7226 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Hope u stay well!💪❤

    • @penyarol83
      @penyarol83 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      @@Tipperary757 scientists don’t need to map the brain in order to do that. It would help if they could learn to listen to people who have dealt with voices and overcome the negative effects associated with them to learn what they are about and what can help. What the so-called scientists and professionals (and all of us) need to learn to do is to *listen* more. We do and say too much without stopping, without thinking, without listening. Ironically we should take a lesson in *listening* from those who *hear* voices that many do not.

  • @Godschild1277
    @Godschild1277 2 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    I am a doctor and I wish we had such facilities in Africa 💯 Mental health is becoming a real issue lately and we don't have sufficient rehab facilities

  • @jenoscape47
    @jenoscape47 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    i have had the pleasure of meeting Lenny, and he is a wonderful man. as a 17 year old girl at the time, he treated me with so much kindness and we just stood and spoke about his artworks for hours. he is a lovely man, and this documentary just shows how misunderstood these people are. thank you for your professionalism.

  • @carolinareaper444
    @carolinareaper444 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1541

    I just want to say, wow. This is the most supportive and heart warming comment section I’ve come across in a while...Good on everyone here for treating mental illness with compassion and kindness instead of stigma & moral judgement .

    • @brotherdj777
      @brotherdj777 3 ปีที่แล้ว +16

      Jesus offers salvation, peace, and hope to all who call on him. If you have heavy burdens, Jesus will carry them for you. No matter the pain and suffering you have been through in life, trust in Jesus for a brighter tomorrow. He will never leave you nor forsake you.

    • @ladylover1134
      @ladylover1134 2 ปีที่แล้ว +50

      @@brotherdj777 you again? dude, stop trying to be jesus's wingman. he doesn't seem to be interested in a hookup.

    • @ilovebadkitties
      @ilovebadkitties 2 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @@ladylover1134 Oh dear God!!😆 That was the BEST friggin comment I've seen in a LONG TIME !!! ⌛⏲️ U made my day pal!!! (Not only funny af, but accurate as well!!😉)

    • @minerva2958
      @minerva2958 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@brotherdj777 I’m sorry Jesus is currently busy giving little kids AIDS in the third world and doesn’t have time to carry your LV luggage around.

    • @HaggisMuncher-69-420
      @HaggisMuncher-69-420 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@ilovebadkitties If you don't believe in God, why are you referring to him?
      I guess low IQ people are easily entertained?

  • @Lama-me7ob
    @Lama-me7ob 3 ปีที่แล้ว +705

    that one dudes drawings looked like photographs, mad talent

    • @1211jinx
      @1211jinx 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      Like a professional artist doing exhibits he’s that good..

    • @moriahsavage5275
      @moriahsavage5275 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Fabulous artwork.. so amazing !!!! And so heartbreaking.. God Bless...

    • @tiffanymaxwell4162
      @tiffanymaxwell4162 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Emphasis on the word “madd”... ijs

    • @fathippo3381
      @fathippo3381 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      He murdered his mom with a claw hammer :0

    • @Hyvitetty
      @Hyvitetty 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Sometimes people are held there against their will for their talent and they're exploited, they can even earn billions to medical staff (like certain music composer).

  • @STFU255
    @STFU255 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    Was a Porter/Custodian in a place like this
    Always tried to clean patients rooms with empathy and compassion.
    Always showed respect ( Knocked before entering, please, thank you )
    Some people were just curious what I was doing, or just needed someone to chat with...
    Of course I was always aware of my surroundings at all times, and kept my tools close.
    Taught me to be EXTREMELY grateful for what I have in life.

  • @wretch1
    @wretch1 ปีที่แล้ว +27

    It's a good thing that this documentary was made. It dispels many misconceptions about Broadmoor and institutions like it.

  • @francesevans3737
    @francesevans3737 5 ปีที่แล้ว +2355

    Really respect the staff who work with these disorders everyday !!

    • @crystalanne5419
      @crystalanne5419 5 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      I was just about to post the same thing .. I work in a group home for the disabled .. but not this bad

    • @lpkpk5236
      @lpkpk5236 5 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      agree we are very lucky to have them

    • @notamused3715
      @notamused3715 5 ปีที่แล้ว +32

      I was a psychiatric nurse for 12 years but not in High Security.It is incredibly demanding, dangerous and mentally challenging work but 10 times more so in a hospital like Broadmoor! I take my hat off to the nursing staff there,I would never want to work in a High Security Environment!

    • @sweetb0yz
      @sweetb0yz 5 ปีที่แล้ว +57

      They work with PEOPLE with disorders, deserving of human rights.

    • @francesevans3737
      @francesevans3737 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Praw Merld I have bipolar and Supd which is a mental health disorder too. However have also worked in an EMI UNIT. So I have respect and understanding from BOTH sides 🤘🤘

  • @sandrakarnon4125
    @sandrakarnon4125 4 ปีที่แล้ว +925

    I used to live near here when I was a child and I remembered being so frightened when we heard the sirens going. That meant there was an escape. Our teachers had to walk us home so we would be safe. Memories!

    • @robbierotten2975
      @robbierotten2975 3 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      Don’t they sound the sirens every week to test them?

    • @sheilaboston7051
      @sheilaboston7051 3 ปีที่แล้ว +57

      @@robbierotten2975 Yes, and I think there's only been one escape since they were installed - the guy was caught.

    • @seleukus856
      @seleukus856 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @coffeecrimegal5968
      @coffeecrimegal5968 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      I don’t blame you.. Peter Sutcliffe, Ronnie Cray, & Sharon Carr!! Yea I’d be scared shitless even as an adult and I heard the sirens 🚨!

    • @seancorrigan3531
      @seancorrigan3531 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @@coffeecrimegal5968 Ronnie Kray was only a dangerous man to those in the game. Most people who knew both of the Kray twins actually liked them.

  • @uzaiyaro
    @uzaiyaro 2 ปีที่แล้ว +34

    As someone who is having an absolute plethora of mental health difficulties at present, it scares me to know that if my screws were just the tiniest bit more loose, there aren’t too many steps for me to end up somewhere like this. It’s terrifying( but we receive so, so little mental health treatment as it is. I really hope that whatever anyone reading this is going through, that you make it out the other side. I won’t pretend that it’s easy-it most definitely is not-but if I can make it this far; you can make it at all.
    You got this! You can do it!

  • @marciajones2993
    @marciajones2993 ปีที่แล้ว +21

    I had an ex boss that worked in Broadmoor she loved it there. Only left to open up a home for senile dementia patients, as she saw a great need in the community for them.

  • @HappyDragneels_page
    @HappyDragneels_page 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1614

    why was every asylum built in the victorian era, the buildings always look so damn creepy!

    • @dan-sx1ig
      @dan-sx1ig 5 ปีที่แล้ว +111

      I love that fact there's so much character in the buildings and love imagining what went on back in them days. I bet some horrible abusive stuff happened to the patients but your right so creepy looking

    • @suckadick9283
      @suckadick9283 5 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      It’s at an extreme end of the two, psychiatric hospital either look like creepy Victorian buildings or hotels on the outside, I went to one that looked like a beautiful hotel on an amazing set of grounds

    • @EffableLemming
      @EffableLemming 5 ปีที่แล้ว +62

      It looks creepy because you know what it is and was used for. You wouldn't find it even close to as creepy had you just seen a similar style building without the same connotations. Cognitive biases. Psychology, yo!

    • @HappyDragneels_page
      @HappyDragneels_page 5 ปีที่แล้ว +30

      @@EffableLemming i disagree wholeheartedly, ALL Victorian buildings look haunted af

    • @aibel99
      @aibel99 5 ปีที่แล้ว +41

      Victorian buildings look haunted by today's standards for sure. Back when they were built they probably looked great compared to what was around. When you pass by a Victorian buikding you can't help but imagine what history they hold, what things happen in each of the rooms. We'll never know but I know they carry a lot of scary history. My school was an old building and peolle say that it was a hospital for the people during the war

  • @nala1131
    @nala1131 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1557

    Why am I watching this instead of studying

    • @black76561
      @black76561 5 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Nala me right now...

    • @TheClaireyboos
      @TheClaireyboos 5 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      eternal mood

    • @mysteryeye3781
      @mysteryeye3781 4 ปีที่แล้ว +38

      i should be study to but this is way more interesting then the history of the light bulb

    • @aniqasima1509
      @aniqasima1509 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Ive got a history exam on monday fml

    • @mysteryeye3781
      @mysteryeye3781 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@aniqasima1509 i have a math one on Monday and a science one on Tuesday

  • @cosmicrae
    @cosmicrae ปีที่แล้ว +65

    This psych unit, regardless how dangerous the patients are considered, have so much better circumstances than the regular mental health patients in my country's national MH ward. 😭

    • @NeonCicada
      @NeonCicada ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Here in the U.S. -- We have proper mental health care for everyone...just not if you're poor lol
      Meaning if you're more 'working class'...you'll have to stand in line at some local state run hospital or public health clinic to receive a band-aid or whatever.

    • @saagrest
      @saagrest ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @@NeonCicada so that isn’t proper healthcare for everyone…

    • @debiclark4362
      @debiclark4362 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      ​@@NeonCicadasorry, that's a blatant lie

    • @ivyrainbitch
      @ivyrainbitch ปีที่แล้ว

      ​@@debiclark4362 no it's not

    • @ivyrainbitch
      @ivyrainbitch ปีที่แล้ว

      ​@@saagrest yes it is

  • @Spiritualtruth94
    @Spiritualtruth94 ปีที่แล้ว +18

    This is so heart breaking, I have dealt with a loved one with mental illness for the past 18 years, and even though everyone's case is different, it is true when they say that although they are perpetrators they are also victims at the same time. Hats off to the staff and I truly hope that things continue to improve for these patients. Such a lot of talent going to waste!

  • @puppies4everthefam233
    @puppies4everthefam233 5 ปีที่แล้ว +932

    Watching this from the USA and I am literally shook watching the way the nurses and staff were so calm yet ready to fight if needed.

    • @Crogatho
      @Crogatho 5 ปีที่แล้ว +72

      That's probably because a lot of the orderlies in US 'nut houses' are pretty unstable themselves. I've heard a lot of stories about orderlies going totally mental. Correct me if I'm wrong, please.

    • @blainedickson747
      @blainedickson747 5 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      @@Crogatho it happens in both. Gotta remember this is documented.

    • @susanallen5751
      @susanallen5751 5 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      Marco Vermeer Nut House isn’t what Broadmoor is. We call it a secure psychiatric hospital now.

    • @jackiebrown6162
      @jackiebrown6162 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Soooooooo sad 💙 breaking god bless them give them peace soooo heart breaking hugs to them all they can not help them selfs things happem in their lifes that made them like this. Have grace on them all. Crying tears 100 times over cant watch this soooo sad ! 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰💝💝💝💝💝💝💝💝

    • @savannahn2169
      @savannahn2169 4 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      @J DR our nation is MANY times the size of yours so it's no wonder we have more resources and criminals. Not to excuse overuse of the 2nd amendment but you should remember that the US is 40x the size of the UK.

  • @SmolAngryBean
    @SmolAngryBean 3 ปีที่แล้ว +631

    When the nurses and staff come together to discuss what could have been done better/ recollect themselves, it just blew my mind. 41:00 We talk about the toll of being in the facilities, the affects on patients, but this goes to show the people who work in the places are also affected. These people are wonderful humans, they do a job many of us would turn our nose up at.

    • @MMAnderson47
      @MMAnderson47 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      These types of jobs are a calling.

    • @nadapenny8592
      @nadapenny8592 2 ปีที่แล้ว +18

      Briefing and debriefing are the reason military operations are so successful, a lot of safety-centric industries have adopted it over the past decade or so but I've never seen it used in this capacity. It's so simple but really ingenious and engages staff and creates a communicative, positively-evolving environment, and treats mistakes as opportunities for growth and improvement instead of punitive action.
      I don't know why I never realized how common sense it seems to have this whole process in place for medical care.

    • @pamelaadam9207
      @pamelaadam9207 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      It can be pretty hard to fet folk to be open when leading a debrief session. The mental health nurse mentality is just carry on. We had no debriefs back in the late 80s and a lot more time off with stress due to botteling stuff up

    • @tripeeblonde8309
      @tripeeblonde8309 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yes it is, and God bless them, and the poor troubled patients also. Breaks my heart

    • @cosmicrae
      @cosmicrae ปีที่แล้ว +1

      This is a hard job. Even the workers need debriefing from time to time. The healers will need healing from time to time too.

  • @alma2502
    @alma2502 2 ปีที่แล้ว +30

    I can see why growing up and surrounded with loving parents is really important to a child's mental health. I'm sad that out there there are children who grew up in an abusive environment and then later on in life the victim becomes the vixtimizer 😢😢😢 I pray for these people and those working in this kind of institution as well.

  • @mrwhoannon300
    @mrwhoannon300 2 ปีที่แล้ว +15

    The fact they have to blur the guys self portrait because his art work is so spectacular and accurate is amazing, wow that man has talent, I hope he’s doing okay and he did something with his talents.

  • @Alina-fx1ck
    @Alina-fx1ck 3 ปีที่แล้ว +518

    the way the guy said "fabulous" at 20:57 when talking about wanting to be a drag queen was heartwarming, i know his face is blurred out but you could still tell how happy he was talking about his aspirations and dreams!

    • @marleinasmom
      @marleinasmom 3 ปีที่แล้ว +65

      I wish the man who did the portraits could create one of Crystal for him. At least he could see her.

    • @feliciaschemonia7764
      @feliciaschemonia7764 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      That made me laugh. I thought it was really cute. 💜

    • @anushkalols
      @anushkalols 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      Yeah! That was sweet

    • @geemolegeorge3815
      @geemolegeorge3815 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      He made me smile and you could sense his pure joy when talking about drag!!! 😍😍😍

    • @froggo7215
      @froggo7215 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I wish they would've let him to be himself. He was really happy

  • @Bergen98
    @Bergen98 2 ปีที่แล้ว +150

    The man who resisted the voices and continued making the salad - what a legend. Hope he never loses another battle with them

    • @africamcfadden6346
      @africamcfadden6346 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @minerva2958
      @minerva2958 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Yeah because hope is a famously effect medicament for insanity!

  • @deborahrob5859
    @deborahrob5859 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    Daniel is an incredible artist, every little detail in his portraits is perfect.

  • @sarahanderson8634
    @sarahanderson8634 ปีที่แล้ว +16

    I'm proud of these interviewed patients. Admitting your faults can be the hardest thing you ever do, but it's the first step in getting help. Healing isn't a straight line, sometimes you backtrack, but the important part is to not give up.

  • @tiegz9770
    @tiegz9770 3 ปีที่แล้ว +542

    Wow his artwork is so accurate that they had to blur his self portrait. Such an intelligent and skillful man, it's a pity that he has gone down such a wrong path

    • @MsRosecrystal
      @MsRosecrystal 3 ปีที่แล้ว +63

      Chemical inbalance in the brain is wicked dear

    • @marleinasmom
      @marleinasmom 3 ปีที่แล้ว +43

      Its a pity this was the only path available to him.

    • @stillliving5899
      @stillliving5899 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      You can thank the vaccines for this guy's issue's, and we are purposely being poisoned by them.

    • @tiegz9770
      @tiegz9770 3 ปีที่แล้ว +72

      @@stillliving5899 I'm 100% fine and I had all my childhood vaccines??

    • @nerfirelia3994
      @nerfirelia3994 3 ปีที่แล้ว +77

      @@stillliving5899 Vaccines do not cause mental health disorders and issues. Mental issues are mostly caused by abuse, genetics or even other things affecting the brain, which a vaccine doesn't do. So quit spreading misinformation, it's harmful to people who are going through mental issues and just misinforms people who try to know more about it.
      someone who struggles with mental health.

  • @HDWorldclass
    @HDWorldclass 4 ปีที่แล้ว +571

    Child abuse sexually and emotionally is such a sad thing

    • @ginajones2328
      @ginajones2328 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      I am working with children of such tradegy....abuse on so many levels

    • @goertzpsychiatry9340
      @goertzpsychiatry9340 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Kerrie M th-cam.com/video/c8omryHCn1Y/w-d-xo.html

    • @moralkombat66
      @moralkombat66 3 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      @1814 Mekroimena it's unavoidable for some people. Children have no power to leave in many situations. What we need is better ADULTS in these systems to protect those who can't protect themselves. It's sick how many child molesters and pedophiles go into jobs that give them access to children. Our mental health system needs so much improvement

    • @sylwia7060
      @sylwia7060 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      It is the devils work😫

    • @annamarielewis7078
      @annamarielewis7078 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      I believe it is at the root of 95% of all incarcerations.

  • @whimsical_me5135
    @whimsical_me5135 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I just want to say how much I respect Mo! He is so compassionate and he treats all of the patients like people❤ Its really wonderful to see.

  • @d.darcy.y
    @d.darcy.y 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    19:40 when he was reading his poem, his hands were shaking. He obviously values the opinions of everyone else and wants to do a good job idk I just think this is a stand out moment for me

  • @vickistevenson9521
    @vickistevenson9521 5 ปีที่แล้ว +611

    That artwork is brilliant.!! He may never be released due to the severity of the crime, but what a talent.

    • @thomasstubbs1192
      @thomasstubbs1192 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      Vicki Stevenson what is his crime

    • @imogenyoungs4069
      @imogenyoungs4069 4 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@thomasstubbs1192 google "daniel bartlam" pretty sure thats him

    • @RosesAndIvy
      @RosesAndIvy 4 ปีที่แล้ว +21

      Imogen Youngs I don’t know if that’s him or not, but please don’t share his name. The people in this documentary want to stay anonymous.

    • @imogenyoungs4069
      @imogenyoungs4069 4 ปีที่แล้ว +66

      @@RosesAndIvy took 2 seconds of googling to find him, its covered internationally on the news, its very well known, very unique crime. if someone wanted to know his name, they could. me sharing it simply saves them literally half a second of using one braincell.

    • @brianbethea3069
      @brianbethea3069 4 ปีที่แล้ว +42

      @Mark Shepphard This is not that guy, you don't remember anything about him. This guy was placed in a minimum security rehab, clearly his crimes weren't as serious as murder, especially considering that his family still loves and supports him. Also that guy (Daniel Bartlam) is 22, this guy is 29 (as of this comment, not as of this video).

  • @drjay5889
    @drjay5889 4 ปีที่แล้ว +326

    I work in a residential home and one of our residents came to us from broadmoor, his rehabilitation has been incredible since the move, goes to show not everyone from this place is a monster

  • @kevinarndt6110
    @kevinarndt6110 6 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    10:11 That is some of the most detailed portraits I've ever seen. It legitimately looks like high quality black and white photos. I really hope he continues drawing when he gets out.

    • @jules8273
      @jules8273 3 หลายเดือนก่อน

      he took his own life at age 27 (this was filmed when he was 24). he k*lled four people.

  • @brookie2905
    @brookie2905 2 ปีที่แล้ว +11

    The amazing staff here are heroes. They are doing an amazing job in such an intense and unpredictable work environment. Putting their own lives on the line and getting assaulted often. These people have incredibly compassionate and forgiving hearts. God bless all of the workers taking care of those who are unable to care for themselves!!

  • @theo_aetc
    @theo_aetc 4 ปีที่แล้ว +162

    i’m so glad they included the eyes of daniel’s self portrait. there was so much emotion in there. i’m really proud of all of these guys and i don’t even know them.

    • @MrsSlocombesPuddyCat
      @MrsSlocombesPuddyCat 2 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      ?? Proud of deranged murderers.... Maybe have sympathy for the poor victims who were maimed and murdered

  • @TheAlexLamberty
    @TheAlexLamberty 3 ปีที่แล้ว +234

    Buddy in the red 1952 shirt is trying so hard. I hope he continues to progress.

    • @brotherdj777
      @brotherdj777 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      I would like to share that there was a time in my life where I was completely broken. I didn't know where to turn. I tried crying out to family members and friends, that did not work. I didn't know where go turn. I finally cried out to Jesus, and he heard my cry. When the bible says God is near to the brokenhearted it is very true. I cried out to God in tears, and He eventually turned my sorrow to joy. I thank God for the gift of salvation that He gave me. Now I have a wife and 2 kids that God has blessed me with. Please stick in there and give God a chance to transform your life. Cry out to God no matter how broken you are.

    • @sevenman9672
      @sevenman9672 11 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

      I think I’ve met him on an adolescent ward guy called Ashley

  • @anyatranter5588
    @anyatranter5588 ปีที่แล้ว +7

    I lived in a therapeutic community with a young man who had been in Broadmoor .He was a lovely gentle person,but had done something violent when he was very ill

  • @kathryncarter6143
    @kathryncarter6143 ปีที่แล้ว +9

    Thank you for the Dr that finally acknowledged that a person can be both a victim & a perpetrator

  • @michellesimmonds6296
    @michellesimmonds6296 3 ปีที่แล้ว +419

    My heart goes out to all the patients in Broadmoor. A dark and despairing and loveless child hoods led these people here. Message to parents, if you miss treat and disrespect your children then you may unleash a monster beyond your imagination upon the world. Why are the parents of these patients not locked up for their part in this ! Blessings, peace and love to all at Broadmoor.

    • @SonetLandman
      @SonetLandman 3 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      So true

    • @hadandawiya7776
      @hadandawiya7776 3 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      Absolutely agree ..these evil biological parents need to sterilized so they cant reproduce and then put in prison camps with extra hard labour.

    • @claudia7641
      @claudia7641 3 ปีที่แล้ว +19

      In all likelihood those parents were abused as children as well. What I really hope is that any children of the people in this ward who may have been abused or cannot see their parent because they’re in this institution get the help they need when they’re young so the cycle doesn’t continue

    • @kathleenmorris9309
      @kathleenmorris9309 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Not always rejection only. Brain damage.. Generational curses...

    • @maxpowers783
      @maxpowers783 2 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      They're not patients, they're prisoners by another name.

  • @Linda-vf3dj
    @Linda-vf3dj 3 ปีที่แล้ว +640

    My heart goes out to each and evey one of them! My mom is bipolar paranoid schizophrenic and I love her to death. Now She is properly medicated, regularly goes to therapy, and has a loving partner and support system and she is lucky because most people like her would be homeless or in a hospital like this long term.

    • @mammadingo9165
      @mammadingo9165 2 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      So glad for your whole family that your mum is getting the help she needs ❤️

    • @annchurchill2638
      @annchurchill2638 2 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      Bipolar people are often talented musicians and artists, like that one fellow who was such a gifted artist.Not very unusual at all.

    • @AG-wb3db
      @AG-wb3db 2 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      I will pray for your mom. What is her name? Jesus Christ can heal her. Just as he healed my mother who was mentally ill. She wanted to commit suicide. And she was violent. She wanted to kill me as well. No therapy, no psychiatrist was able to heal or treat her. But Jesus Christ did. I am the only Christian in the family. The psychiatrist laughed at me when I told him my mom was demon possessed. I let him laugh. I called a priest. He prayed over my mother through the precious blood Jesus. Now she is healed. And FREE. If you do this, your mother will be healed. God is real. And he loves you. And he loves your mother.

    • @jodyrebeljohnsoncacciatore4791
      @jodyrebeljohnsoncacciatore4791 2 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      @Violet Heavensbee The difference is that if you have bipolar and schizophrenia, it's called "shizo-affective" disorder. This diagnoses has to treat schizophrenia and Bi-Polar. Both illnesses are true at the same time.

    • @philippafield6424
      @philippafield6424 2 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      @@AG-wb3db than why hasn't he healed covid victims? Why doesn't he heal all the sick children dying of cancer?

  • @Listening4Gabriel
    @Listening4Gabriel 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    This is an excellent documentary. The narrator is a big part of why. His superb narration draws the listener deeply into the heart of the story being told.

  • @Urbangardener1
    @Urbangardener1 ปีที่แล้ว +8

    That moved me Bob. Especially the part at the end with how the staff met together to talk about their feelings after dealing with such extreme behavior. I think I would have break down and cried. It actually brought tears to my eyes to see how these people had to deal with this and then go on from their like nothing happened. Human behavior is so much far more complex than I ever imagined until I got older and started studying it as a life course. This only gave me a deeper understanding of what we're going through as a species. The human condition is beyond my imagination.

  • @chynnadoll3277
    @chynnadoll3277 3 ปีที่แล้ว +139

    That charcoal portrait of the girl at the 10:20 mark is so good I thought it was an actual photograph! That guy is a Mozart when it comes to drawing portraits.....absolutely phenomenal talent!

    • @mook_butt8037
      @mook_butt8037 3 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      You...couldn’t think of an actual artist to compare him to?

    • @milena_m
      @milena_m 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      Bob Ross

    • @coldlikechips
      @coldlikechips 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      I would love the opportunity to own that portrait.

  • @sarahmahany4376
    @sarahmahany4376 3 ปีที่แล้ว +158

    After watching this, I found I was impressed by how respectful the staff seems to be towards the patients. That has a huge effect

    • @goertzpsychiatry9340
      @goertzpsychiatry9340 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @p.s.w4744
      @p.s.w4744 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      Only on camera

    • @Chestnutcow
      @Chestnutcow ปีที่แล้ว +10

      @@p.s.w4744 yes, but a truly abusive facility wouldn’t have even let the cameras in. Places that treat their patients well do exist.

    • @lunity1111
      @lunity1111 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      They are on camera to be fair

    • @calvincap5143
      @calvincap5143 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      I was a staff member there and no they don't only do this on camera. Most of the times I was there they had been respectful

  • @roslewis9923
    @roslewis9923 2 หลายเดือนก่อน +1

    This place is very special, thank you for giving us a glimpse. The staff are remarkable, dedicated people. The patients have such sad back stories, it’s heart breaking.

  • @philsooty5421
    @philsooty5421 ปีที่แล้ว +6

    OMG That artwork was brilliant, just unbelievable that someone so gifted ended up in Broadmoor!

  • @krystallvinter7438
    @krystallvinter7438 4 ปีที่แล้ว +863

    Am I the only one having a really hard time understanding what most of the patients are saying? They're mumbling a lot, and since they have their faces blurred out as well, I can't even read their lips. I wish videos like these had subtitles.

    • @freudlos8660
      @freudlos8660 4 ปีที่แล้ว +123

      yup same, especially since I'm not a native speaker. and the auto generated subtitles are pretty inaccurate most of the time. :/

    • @evegroult5184
      @evegroult5184 4 ปีที่แล้ว +39

      Krystall Vinter they’re medicated

    • @danielhendry8376
      @danielhendry8376 4 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      You can turn subtitles on?

    • @krystallvinter7438
      @krystallvinter7438 4 ปีที่แล้ว +55

      @@danielhendry8376 Yes but they're auto-generated, so the accuracy of what anyone is saying is very small, and I remember the subs barely appeared at all when most of the patients were speaking.

    • @slice-o-life
      @slice-o-life 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      TH-cam now has subtitles.

  • @BaddaBigBoom
    @BaddaBigBoom 4 ปีที่แล้ว +248

    "Daniel" is one cracking artist. I hope he gets recognition for this.

    • @JustYourAverageBasicBitch
      @JustYourAverageBasicBitch 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      graham moore that isn’t him, that guy died in 2007

    • @riotdudee3091
      @riotdudee3091 4 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      His name was Jack but he changed it to Dante. He killed his sister and tried to kill his family when he was 14 while dressed up as a guy from the matrix . Dante Campbell Plant is his name. He killed himself in his cell.

    • @teresaacevedo4825
      @teresaacevedo4825 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Daniel is so very talented . So sad he has passed away. Such a waste of talent.

    • @nas19281
      @nas19281 3 ปีที่แล้ว


    • @befekirayalew138
      @befekirayalew138 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      His name is Daniel Bartlam. search him up at your own risk

  • @taralee7076
    @taralee7076 9 หลายเดือนก่อน +3

    Man the staff there are absolutely amazing. They are so professional on so many levels. So much respect. That would be such a difficult job.

  • @barrett5540
    @barrett5540 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    God Bless the men & women who work with these inmate patients. The attitude & stance of the staff shown is well organized & compassionate toward these men. Amazing really.

  • @Lady_Crispr
    @Lady_Crispr 5 ปีที่แล้ว +218

    The guy who got dropped off by his mom at 9 breaks my heart. I just don't understand at all how someone could give up on their kid at such a young age. Or at all really. He deserved better.

    • @Lady_Crispr
      @Lady_Crispr 5 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      @Jahleel and I am sure that being abandoned by the one person who is supposed to keep you safe, and then getting abused at a pretty young age totally didn't contribute to his mental issues at all.

    • @itallaboutme773
      @itallaboutme773 4 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Picket Pants but to be honest it depends on the person I been through tougher lifestyle we coming from dysfunctional family until now I’m dealing with bad relationships just like my mother did but I said I rather be humble and be aware of my wellbeing i cannot hurt anyone for my own issues it not ppl fault it my own parents let me go through that life, I just dealt with anxiety but I overcome i didn’t want let destroy my life and I’m fearing for my kids that no one can take of them more then me because of my childhood experience I don’t trust ppl.

    • @Frank-mk1ls
      @Frank-mk1ls 3 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@Lady_Crispr you lack empathy

    • @ShogoMakishimaxx
      @ShogoMakishimaxx 3 ปีที่แล้ว +7

      They have their reasons

    • @jennarobin2748
      @jennarobin2748 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      @@itallaboutme773 I'm so sorry you went through that. 😢 No child should ever have to go through that.

  • @lenjaminbang
    @lenjaminbang 5 ปีที่แล้ว +724

    Lowkey disappointed that the interviewer isn't the black dude with the calm voice from the other prison documentaries, but still enjoyed it :)

    • @patchthecat
      @patchthecat 5 ปีที่แล้ว +64

      Trevor macdonald! The man is absolutely riveting to listen to/watch, i know!!

    • @JayMac
      @JayMac 5 ปีที่แล้ว +8

      High key lol

    • @AnthonyMonaghan
      @AnthonyMonaghan 5 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      This guys voice is pretty calm, no? Trevor MacDonald is on another level though. Very chill. I used to watch the ten O'Clock news just to hear him talk.

    • @esotericintrovert1669
      @esotericintrovert1669 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@AnthonyMonaghan same 😂😂

    • @AnthonyMonaghan
      @AnthonyMonaghan 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@esotericintrovert1669 Cool sister (or brother, you never know these days ha ha).

  • @DizzKola3
    @DizzKola3 2 ปีที่แล้ว +4

    That one guys portraits are absolutely amazing. He could make serious money if they could get his psychosis under control.

  • @pj6420
    @pj6420 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    “BLONDE and FABULOUS” melted my heart 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  • @toraimanchester4658
    @toraimanchester4658 4 ปีที่แล้ว +164

    it's crazy to see how talented that young man was when he channeled the emotion into his artwork rather than his actions, there's a real bright soul inside there somewhere it's in plain view

    • @numbersletters2920
      @numbersletters2920 4 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      I died in heart

    • @elizabethsohler1847
      @elizabethsohler1847 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      You probably know that a lot of people with mental illness are extremely bright .

    • @irisblack3135
      @irisblack3135 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      That “bright soul” murdered his innocent sister. Talent doesn’t describe one’s character.

    • @MrsSlocombesPuddyCat
      @MrsSlocombesPuddyCat 2 ปีที่แล้ว

      Pity he didn't take that art route, rather than the murderous one. Completely mentally unhinged.

  • @desdes5622
    @desdes5622 4 ปีที่แล้ว +563

    Could they have a garden? Then they could grow their own healthy food (at least some). That could help a tad with the obesity...?

    • @saz6511
      @saz6511 4 ปีที่แล้ว +63

      I feel like also with the mind too as they seem to be eating a lot of junk which is never good for the brain let alone a brain that struggles

    • @catherinegillan4404
      @catherinegillan4404 4 ปีที่แล้ว +85

      the medication they are on puts weight on them, a bad side effect of psych drugs, but your right healthy living would help

    • @maryblooms4599
      @maryblooms4599 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      Des Des I went on a psych med for depression after my husband died. I gained 20 lbs in a month

    • @Noname-oo9gn
      @Noname-oo9gn 4 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      Exercise would not only help with the weight but with your mental health.

    • @misiretagashi1620
      @misiretagashi1620 4 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Des Des they do have garden and grow their healthy food I work in psychiatric hospital

  • @bernadettemurray2016
    @bernadettemurray2016 ปีที่แล้ว

    Greatest respect for the incredible job the staff do!
    Heartbreaking & emotionally draining to view.
    Spectacular art work!

  • @ramishayasir90
    @ramishayasir90 2 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    The drawings of the second man are absolutely wonderful such an amazing talent for art

  • @operationxxx5471
    @operationxxx5471 4 ปีที่แล้ว +323

    I swear in every prison documentary all I hear is *these are the most dangerous prisoners in the world/country*

    • @x15cyberrush9
      @x15cyberrush9 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      True dat

    • @nomad5031
      @nomad5031 4 ปีที่แล้ว +4


    • @caintgitriteexp9342
      @caintgitriteexp9342 4 ปีที่แล้ว +15

      Well you consider how many ppl there are in the world.. then realize the most dangerous ppl DNT get caught and may be typing this thread now

    • @sloth-gaming
      @sloth-gaming 3 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      @@caintgitriteexp9342 doubt one of the most dangerous people are called 'caint git rite exp'

    • @caintgitriteexp9342
      @caintgitriteexp9342 3 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@sloth-gaming lol it's a company,you idiot,but thanks.

  • @drainmonkeys385
    @drainmonkeys385 4 ปีที่แล้ว +458

    Imagine the experimentation that went on in that place even 50 years ago

    • @footballskillstutorial2533
      @footballskillstutorial2533 4 ปีที่แล้ว +25

      Scary thought 😞

    • @MissLinas
      @MissLinas 4 ปีที่แล้ว +12

      @graham moore
      Your right I've heard many stories about that. Ugh... just thinking about it. It infuriates me and makes my skin crawl at the same time.

    • @FixedFace
      @FixedFace 4 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      graham moore
      and now they, same trybē of people, put kids on hormone blockers and remove their gēnītaIs at 13

    • @theo_aetc
      @theo_aetc 4 ปีที่แล้ว +52

      Fixed Face stop trying to bring transgender kids into this. hormone blockers have no negative effect.

    • @FixedFace
      @FixedFace 4 ปีที่แล้ว +33

      theo taylor
      “stopping puberty has no negative effects”
      looks like they put you on an IQ blocker

  • @leecattell6548
    @leecattell6548 8 หลายเดือนก่อน +4

    The fact he knows what he is... that means he's sane... and our laws are just that stupid.

  • @GhostKnightNo1
    @GhostKnightNo1 ปีที่แล้ว +3

    There are talented artists...and there is this guy. He gives the words 'talented artist' a WHOLE new meaning.

  • @marleinasmom
    @marleinasmom 3 ปีที่แล้ว +52

    There was so much joy in his voice when he said Crystal was "just FABULOUS!"
    And then the pride in the voice of the man making the fruit salad when he talked about ignoring the voices... the magnitude of talent in the sketches...
    I wish there were better options for these men. I can't imagine living like this. My heart breaks for their lost possibilities.

  • @maburg713
    @maburg713 3 ปีที่แล้ว +382

    I'm an American. Over here, each of these people would likely be tossed into one of our horrendous jails, with no treatment, no protections, and no future. It's amazing to see them encouraged to explore their (in some cases phenomenal) talents, given access to varied therapies and experiences, and really urged to improve their lives, instead of being given a life sentence with no options but despair and death. While it may be many awful things to the British, if you compare American prisons and our mental health system, you'll see that Broadmoor does, in fact, give these men at least a chance at some day having a life outside of its walls. That is more than they'd get over here, and I wish them all, especially the ^^dedicated staff^^, the very best.

    • @lenajones3407
      @lenajones3407 3 ปีที่แล้ว +31

      You're 100% correct.... Ppl are treated far more humane in the UK generally speaking compared to the US..

    • @annahollander111
      @annahollander111 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      I did not realize this and it is good to know

    • @corytomlyano793
      @corytomlyano793 3 ปีที่แล้ว +9

      I could not say it better. We need this in the u.s.

    • @marleinasmom
      @marleinasmom 3 ปีที่แล้ว +46

      Ignorance is a toxin.

    • @RandomComment6
      @RandomComment6 3 ปีที่แล้ว +20

      So true. We suck at mental health care and treatment. I live near two of the largest psychiatric hospitals in the world and they're both closed and abandoned with the exception of some group homes and rehabs. Here, the MH population is either homeless and unmedicated on the streets, or in a regular prison. It's a damn shame.

  • @nickweidemann3113
    @nickweidemann3113 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    WOW! That chaps art-work is phenomenal! Top tier stuff - would love to see him make a success out of it, his work is incredible!

  • @dz7090
    @dz7090 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    I take my hat off to the dedicated and diligent staff who have to deal with some of the patients. They deserve a badge of honour for their courage and efforts.

  • @RujenaDarlinx
    @RujenaDarlinx 5 ปีที่แล้ว +737

    9:50 this guy is so talented!! I really hope he gets better and people can see his amazing talent. Sad that he's where he is right now but I sincerely hope everyone that passes through gets better

    • @the1silentgirl
      @the1silentgirl 5 ปีที่แล้ว +24

      Totally agree that guy is very talented i hope he continues to get the help that he needs

    • @pinkypete6079
      @pinkypete6079 5 ปีที่แล้ว +55

      He won't be released not after what he did to his family but there has been a few famous artists working and living in broadmoor. And I really hope people like peter Sutcliffe never get out

    • @pinkypete6079
      @pinkypete6079 5 ปีที่แล้ว +54

      Oh and before you ask her killed his mother with a hammer but before doing it he wrote a soap opera about doing it

    • @vintage1950
      @vintage1950 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Extremely talented

    • @SB-po6qi
      @SB-po6qi 5 ปีที่แล้ว +27

      I'm pretty sure it's Daniel bartlam.

  • @lizkolacz8550
    @lizkolacz8550 2 ปีที่แล้ว +5

    I used to work in a psych hospital. These documentaries don’t show the public anything. I’ve also been a patient in these facilities as well. Can’t speak for the UK, but the US treats its severely mentally ill about as well as they do it’s criminally incarcerated population. 💔 That being said, some of the best people I have ever met are among the staff working in these institutions; some of the most talented are among the clientele.

  • @1WillowMoon
    @1WillowMoon ปีที่แล้ว

    Makes me feel so deeply sad watching these documentaries. I've watched two on Broadmoor tonight. It's just sad to see human beings so tormented in their minds. I pray for their souls that healing will come. 🙏

  • @em0tionalwreckk
    @em0tionalwreckk 4 ปีที่แล้ว +466


    • @RosieBrownie
      @RosieBrownie 4 ปีที่แล้ว +45

      I KNOW RIGHT!?
      *Give Crystal a wig ASAP!*

    • @jennarobin2748
      @jennarobin2748 3 ปีที่แล้ว +13

      Right?! 👏👱‍♀️💅👠📿💄👛 He made me smile. 😁

    • @denisechauvin1965
      @denisechauvin1965 3 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      Yes, Yes!!!!!

    • @justeundonut-moi.7979
      @justeundonut-moi.7979 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Absolutely !

    • @marleinasmom
      @marleinasmom 3 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      The way he lit up when he talked about Crystal broke my heart that he can't have that. I wish the artist would create a portrait of Crystal for him.

  • @CreepyMcSteezerson
    @CreepyMcSteezerson 5 ปีที่แล้ว +512

    We need more places like this with a focus on mental illness , especially in the US.

    • @Astra-Moon
      @Astra-Moon 5 ปีที่แล้ว +37

      We do, it'd be far better then throwing our mentally ill in the streets to fend for themselves, knowing they can't even distinguish what's real & fake. :(

    • @chrishughes3405
      @chrishughes3405 5 ปีที่แล้ว +11

      From a british forensic psychology textbook which must be at least 15 - 20 years old, i read that american prisoners were much more likely to receive psychiatric care and psychotherapy throughout the general prison population.

    • @amye9655
      @amye9655 5 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      @@chrishughes3405 again the brits lie . 43 to 58 percent go left untreated, or inhumane conditions therfore creating more suffering n violatile or vile or pearvxerse behavior. i grew up next to cmf in central california.

    • @7th.trumpet
      @7th.trumpet 5 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      USA won't lock their mentally ill up, the democrats would lose some of their voters.

    • @tinfoil1272
      @tinfoil1272 5 ปีที่แล้ว +4

      CreepyMcSteezerson there are a lot in the USA, just do a quick google search of your area. it’s just not highly advertised

  • @PhilaArtistry
    @PhilaArtistry ปีที่แล้ว +15

    Huge respect to the staffs!❤️😇

  • @TheEudaemonicPlague
    @TheEudaemonicPlague ปีที่แล้ว +2

    Excellent! This is a nice window into what the place is like...though, all we get to see is a relatively calm part of it.
    I just read about a boy who killed his mother in 1895--he was at Broadmoor until, I think, 1912. He moved to Australia, and became a stretcher bearer in WWI, then, years later, took in a kid who'd been abused and kicked out by his step-father--basically, going from being considered a monster to being a hero. That's what made me want to watch this documentary--I was curious about what the place is now like.

  • @derryair9419
    @derryair9419 5 ปีที่แล้ว +100

    This documentary only fuels my desire to work with and care for people on psyche wards. They have a mental illness and they should be treated and cared for.

    • @crudhousefull
      @crudhousefull 3 ปีที่แล้ว +2

      Good luck! You're a special person

    • @Erin-rg3dw
      @Erin-rg3dw 2 ปีที่แล้ว +1

      Absolutely, but we also need as a general society to respect the industry and the people. Too often people don't get the help they need. Even when the staff want to help, the facilities often don't get the funding they need.

  • @jamiegearheart2239
    @jamiegearheart2239 5 ปีที่แล้ว +269

    The one guy is so talented. It like looking at real magazine pic.

    • @andytaylor248
      @andytaylor248 5 ปีที่แล้ว +14

      Shame he beat his mum to death with a hammer for no reason.

    • @miapdx503
      @miapdx503 5 ปีที่แล้ว +10

      Many talented and creative people have a thin hold on sanity...don't know why, but they do.

    • @ibrarhussain9757
      @ibrarhussain9757 4 ปีที่แล้ว +3

      How did the artist guy die in 2017 wen this was made in 2018

    • @mjh7236
      @mjh7236 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @graham moore It is not Daniel Gonzalez (died in 2007, doc aired 2013/14) or Daniel Bartlam (too young to be in Broadmoor when this was filmed).

    • @kimjongun5202
      @kimjongun5202 4 ปีที่แล้ว

      @@mjh7236 so who is it?

  • @scottg3456
    @scottg3456 ปีที่แล้ว +2

    That artwork is incredible! @10:24
    I hope he can put all his pain into power.

  • @abbytheredwolf174
    @abbytheredwolf174 ปีที่แล้ว +1

    It makes me sad how young these people are. I’m grateful for the people in this line of work there’s a lot you go through and see. it’s difficult to leave it when you go home at night.

  • @catadvocatestnr8765
    @catadvocatestnr8765 4 ปีที่แล้ว +777

    It would be nice if they were allowed to shop for something other than junk food.

    • @aquaticspasticp5024
      @aquaticspasticp5024 4 ปีที่แล้ว +23

      but then you live longer.... why would they prolong there own suffering?

    • @TheHighPriestessStudio
      @TheHighPriestessStudio 4 ปีที่แล้ว +57

      I agree and given that studies have found that some ingredients are triggers for moods it defeats the purpose really.

    • @le_th_
      @le_th_ 4 ปีที่แล้ว +28

      I know, right? For a moment, I forgot I was watching a scene taking place in the UK and thought I was somewhere here in the US.

    • @paulyoung9327
      @paulyoung9327 4 ปีที่แล้ว +6

      @@pauljamessquibbs.3945 hahaha omfggg

    • @ibadatsidhu81
      @ibadatsidhu81 4 ปีที่แล้ว +5

      I think that in the corner, the shop continued on to other sections.