Northville Regional Psychiatric Hospital opened its doors in 1952 as a pioneer in psychiatric health with its use of music and art as treatment. As a result of crowding, budget cuts and staffing cuts, the treatment offered to the patients began to suffer. In 1983, the Detroit News found conditions at the hospital appalling. Patients were subject to abuse, neglect, rape, racism and death. The hospital was finally closed in 2002. To see eerie interior and exterior pictures click here.