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.

8 responses to “196. Wilson Center”

  1. David clickner says :

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

    • Liam says :

      Jamie?????? I was there during the sexual abuse scandal!!!!! JG and the gym teacher.

  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…

  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

  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.

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