ABOUT MENTAL HYGIENE
Michael Murphy, a privileged twenty-year-old Southern
Californian, has been drafted at the height of the Vietnam War. Murphy and an improbable cast of
colleagues band together to manipulate the system and save lives, unaware that
nobody escapes unscathed from Mental Hygiene.
Darkly comedic and character rich, Mental Hygiene
forges a malevolent, ironic path played against the backdrop of tumultuous
social changes that deeply affect the protagonist and the country. Mental Hygiene chronicles the
experience of a young Vietnam era draftee thrust into the upside-down world of
military mental health processing at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.