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Submitted photo Perham High School psychology students learned the history of psych wards in the state of Minnesota during a visit to the Otter Tail County Historical Society and the old state hospital in Fergus Falls.

PHS psychology students visit the Kirkbride

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On Dec. 4, Perham High School psychology students from Robb Moser and Shelley Bunkowske's classes traveled to Fergus Falls to learn more about the history of mental health in our region.

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The students' first stop was the Otter Tail County Historical Society. Museum Director Chris Schuelke presented the history of the state hospital, sharing stories of its leadership as well as some theories, experiments and background on the evolving use of the facilities.

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