Gaebler Children’s Center – Trips 1 – 3

Built near the Metropolitan State Hospital campus, the Gaebler School was created specifically to address the needs of children with mental illnesses. As with many institutions of it’s type, the stories of former patients who resided within these walls are not always pretty. It is chilling to walk the halls of this building, passing seclusion rooms and drab institutional attempts at brightening the environment, and imagine spending one’s childhood here.

An account of living at Gaebler can be found at