The Turning Point: How Men of Conscience Brought About Major Change in the Care of America's Mentally Ill / Edition 1

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The Turning Point is the first comprehensive chronicle of the contributions made by conscientious objectors who volunteered for service in America's mental hospitals and state institutions for the developmentally disabled during Word War II. It brings together excerpts from Life, Reader's Digest, and The Cleveland Press, as well as letters and personal reminiscences that recall the shock and distress of conscientious objectors at the conditions in state mental hospitals.

American Psychiatric Publishing

This book contains no illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

The Midwest Book Review
This is the first book to chronicle the experiences of conscientious objectors assigned to duty in mental health hospitals of this country.... The result is an involving, revealing portrait.
Mennonite Quarterly Review
[A] fitting 50-year celebration of what was perhaps the most significant and most enduring of all the alternative service programs developed in World War II as 'work of national importance.
Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Elaine M. Scorza, MS, APRN, BC (Rush University College of Nursing)
Description: This first edition is a chilling and enlightening chronicle of the historical events and contributions of conscientious objectors during World War II in the service of America's mental hospitals.
Purpose: The purpose is to document the story of the conscientious objectors who worked in the hospitals and training schools during World War II. The book provides a rare opportunity to convey historical data from those that lived it, in a compelling and thought-provoking manner.
Audience: This book is written for those interested in the contributions of men and women made during wartime or in the evolution of our mental health system in America, or both. Being a conscientious objector himself, and serving in a contingent of conscientious objectors in the Connecticut Mental Health System, the author masterfully communicates his subject matter to his audience.
Features: This book contains few pictures, is neat and fairly easy to read, and has adequate illustrations to enhance its content. The references in each chapter are pertinent and adequate. The enlarged print further enhances the reader's comfort.
Assessment: This is a haunting account of the choices, we, as American people, have made in this particular area of our historical evolution in this country. It pays long overdue service to the historical account of WW II management of conscientious objectors, and it pays tribute to those conscientious objectors who had the courage to serve their country in other ways, according to their convictions.
Elaine M. Scorza
This first edition is a chilling and enlightening chronicle of the historical events and contributions of conscientious objectors during World War II in the service of America's mental hospitals. The purpose is to document the story of the conscientious objectors who worked in the hospitals and training schools during World War II. The book provides a rare opportunity to convey historical data from those that lived it, in a compelling and thought-provoking manner. This book is written for those interested in the contributions of men and women made during wartime or in the evolution of our mental health system in America, or both. Being a conscientious objector himself, and serving in a contingent of conscientious objectors in the Connecticut Mental Health System, the author masterfully communicates his subject matter to his audience. This book contains few pictures, is neat and fairly easy to read, and has adequate illustrations to enhance its content. The references in each chapter are pertinent and adequate. The enlarged print further enhances the reader's comfort. This is a haunting account of the choices, we, as American people, have made in this particular area of our historical evolution in this country. It pays long overdue service to the historical account of WW II management of conscientious objectors, and it pays tribute to those conscientious objectors who had the courage to serve their country in other ways, according to their convictions.
Booknews
Chronicles the experiences of men who were conscientious objectors during World War II and were assigned to work in mental hospitals. Draws on the author's recollections, contemporary newspaper articles, and a survey sent in 1988 to 1,200 Civilian Public Service participants (435 responded) regarding their experiences and subsequent careers. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

5 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780880485609
  • Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Alex Sareyan attended the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree. During World War II he was a conscientious objector and served as the assistant director of the unit and also worked part-time as an attendant on the wards at Connecticut State Hospital at Middletown. He is now the President of the Mental Health Materials Center.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Don Hammersley, M.D. Preface. Acknowledgments. Conscientious objectors in the United States 1775 to World War II. Out of sight, out of mind. A view from the lion's den. Agents for social change: part one. Agents for social change: part two. Perceptions and misperceptions. The turning point. Plan for action becomes a reality. Minnesota joins the crusade. The Mennonite mental health story. Legacies of the Civilian Public Service mental hospital program. Looking back. Epilogue. References. Appendixes. Annotated bibliography. Index.

American Psychiatric Publishing

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