ANy suggestions of how I might access the mental health records of my ggrandmother who lwas an inmate of Stockton State Hospital and Mendocino State Hospital for 30 years. She died at Mendocino State in 1959 and I am her next of kin. I checked with the state archives and they had very little of her. They suggested I find a physician who would authorize their release (to him) on the premise of needing for genetic counselin, but Napa State Hospital (where the records are allegedly stored) would not accept this and denied me their access and would not verify they even had them. I would like to obtain them for the insight it would give of a woman who we know very little and her institutionalization represents over half of her life.