196. Wilson Center

The 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.


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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.

21 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.

    • 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!

  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.

    • 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.

  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.

  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 …

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