196. Wilson Center

The Wilson Center (full name Constance Bultman Wilson Center) in Faribault Minnesota does no longer exist. It was sold in 2009.

In the public it was mostly known for the poor treatment of Nikki Bacharach who lived there for 10 years suffering from Aspergers which was not known as an illness. As result she didn’t get the treatment she needed and she properly ended her life based on the teaching of the center many years later. The Center also experimented with treating teenagers suffering from gender identity problems, which was not helpful.

Being treated for something there is no treatment against cannot be fun for any teenager.

Sources:

Tags: , , ,

About Rotsne

Danish immigrant, but very integrated. After having worked for another research center, I have recently started working for International Culture Exchange where I serve the youth and their families wanting to become an exchange student.

39 responses to “196. Wilson Center”

  1. David clickner says :

    I was there I know Jamie before the incident I seen them take her

  2. Melissa says :

    I was here when I was fifteen I do have some Goode memories but also very bad ones like my Bff hanging herself there another patient a guy beating me up campus riots etc . but I did bond with some staff and still am in contact with friends from there . I liked my schooling there lol.

    • Sarah says :

      I was there for being crazy and going mental because my sister killed herself one week before I went there I was there for one year…

    • William (bill) Snyder says :

      i was there a long time ago, back when the smoking tree was out past the football field, kevin mahoney and janine were the ceo back then. I made many good memories there and friends i wish i could reconnect with around 1992-1997 long time ago.

      • Mystery Ministry'z says :

        I was there in 1997 for 5 weeks the Christian dude

      • Namegoeshere says :

        Pretty sure I remember you Bill. Only a few people for as many years as it sounds like you were in the 90’s. You weren’t in the older teen/adult unit, you were in the younger folks unit back then, right? I was there for like a year.

      • jeff cannell says :

        i remember kevin and janine well. they were always very good to me. i remember the field but we smoked everywhere except the school building. i never knew in my 4 years there it was such a financial burden on my family.

      • Paul says :

        you
        you must be joking as the shit hole was rose than prison!

    • bill snyder says :

      Melissa was your last name smith when you were there, and was your case worker from indiana if so drop me a email, i have some old photos of us at the wilson center!

      • Larietta says :

        I remember u bill dont know if u remember me Larietta I was in there for like 6 months with Melissa both of them dustin I think it was around 97

  3. Liam says :

    My mom went here in the 70s

  4. Liam says :

    Really? Nikkei was loved. Things were very different back then. The sex abuse scandal was evil. The gym teacher and JG. He suffered abuse for real…..

  5. jeff cannell says :

    i lived their for 4 years, about 1882-1886. i remember Nikki B as a very quiet nice person. no question i was a troubled youth. i do think back now and their would have been tons of better options for me. at 12 years old i should not be allowed to smoke and bought them by the carton through the account money my parents sent me for example. perhaps the shots of Thorazine to make me a drooling fool could have been handled differently also. best to mike mahoney and all that did their best at the time. jeff c aka JJ

    • Troy kirchoff says :

      Was u a head banger? chad northcott, ryan san- something?i remember nikki as well used to hang with agirl named polly….weird that i remember this i was also the youngest there at the time at 12 my names troy kirchoff, isay this to u cuz i went through the same with the smokes,i escaped once with all these head banger dudes and we went to a fair,,,,made it back but got caught.lol i remember a guy named jj long brown blond hair curly heavy into metal, let me know if this rings a bell.disregard if not

      • damon says :

        I hung out with Chad and Ryan me and Chad used to play chicken with cigarettes I still have about 15 scars down my arm. Chad stole a gravestone from the old graveyard we drug it to his room. Don’t know if you ever went to the cheese caves but that was always fun.

      • jeff cannell says :

        i was a headbanger. i remember chad n, paul g, and jason b. the good days….sorta. jeff c aka jj

      • jeff cannell says :

        we used to take off often. went to a fair on a few unauthorized outings. most if not all of us had long hair and wild. i miss chad and paul, they were good people. jj was my nick name and troy yes i think i remember.

    • damon faria says :

      We had to be there at the same time. I used to hang out with Chad northcott and Ryan tiets I believe his name was. I forget the red-headed guy s name I got in a fight with him a couple of times lol.

    • Stacey says :

      I remember you very well.

  6. Damon Faria says :

    I don’t remember the exact years I was there but it was in the 80s my name is Damon. I remember the security guard tiny being really nice. I remember the shots of Thorazine turning me into a zombie. I remember being completely out of control there, more out of control than when I was at home. I remember riots taking acid and drinking. I remember being transferred to mounds park and a couple other places when we got to out of control.

    • jeff cannell says :

      the security guard was named tiny i think. we always had drugs then.

      • Sharon Morgan says :

        I stayed there in 1988 til 1989 and so did my brother Joe … We hung out with the punk rock crowd guys named Jeep and birch and a metalhead named Brent we all were good friends …. We must have known you

      • jeff cannell says :

        i remember jeep and brent well. i just found a picture of jeep. funny

      • jeff cannell says :

        hello, thank you again for connecting with wilson certer people. damon is a good guy and working hard to connect us all with our past. i have pictures of tiny and jeep, many others. thank you jeff cannell

  7. Paul says :

    Dr Wilson was a monster and was forced to resign after being charged with sexually prostituting his patients in Faribault. The whole place was a scam for money and people who who were there that really needed help were being tortured and others like myself were throw a ways by parents like myself who only needed a good home and there was absolutely no medical reason I needed to be there. Please see my trailer link herein

    • Mystery Ministry'z says :

      Paul, I want to learn more about this.

      • Paul says :

        Go to Illinois Circuit court docket search for cook county and type Abramson v Abramson chancery case 2013 ch 17457 to find out more about the daddy dearest responsible for these unspeakable crimes!

  8. Namegoeshere says :

    Can confirm that this place was often literal torture. I was there for about a year. I remember watching a huge male staff member pick up a little kid by his arm and slam his body against a wall because the kid didn’t want to go to bed. They would restrain me and inject me with tranquilizers just for raising my voice, and I wasn’t even in one of the more restricted units where they would put people they deemed dangerous. That’s how they treated people in the more privileged units. And that doesn’t even touch on the weird bullshit they’d try with with “psychiatric” care for LGBT kids, that was just day to day life, getting beaten up and drugged by staff just for being a normal kid.

  9. Kev says :

    I was on the same unit as Nikki…I was there around 1982…would like to talk with people that were there …

  10. Paul says :

    We need to set up a Wilson Center support group like Paris Hilton has for the the facility she was abused at as an adolescent
    can someone please set up a face book page asap and post the link here
    or you can start making posts at the face book page below

    https://www.facebook.com/The-Hurting-movie-209177532599245

  11. Damon says :

    I made a Facebook group for Wilson Center survivors please join its private
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1836836553373021/

    • Paul says :

      thanks. I hope you can get all the victims on here asap or at least the ones that are still alive.

      • Damon says :

        I just saw this reply thank you for joining.

      • van richter records says :

        I was a victim of this monster

        On Mon, Jan 10, 2022 at 11:49 AM 1000 places You don’t want to be as a teenager wrote:

        > Damon commented: “I just saw this reply thank you for joining.” >

  12. Kev says :

    I was there in 84 -85…
    I stayed in trouble..
    Would.like to reconnect with anyone who was there same.time

  13. Kevin says :

    I was there around that time…I was definitely troubled myself…I do have some.found memories of some of the people…I rember Angie’s daughter well..she told me she had named all the trees on the property….she was always nice to me.i would like to find Dorsey…if anyone remembers her and knw how to get intough please send info.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: