"One of the reasons I did it," she explained, "is because
I love to travel. But there were also concerns—a new culture, a need to be
flexible, being away from home with few supports. I had to use older medications, learn
a new model of care, and deal with language barriers. And the conditions were modest and
basic. A number of people with severe mental illness were kept in chains. Some had
reportedly gone off to the desert and had died."