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

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

by Alex Sareyan
     
 

ISBN-10: 0880485604

ISBN-13: 9780880485609

Pub. Date: 10/28/1993

Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Incorporated

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

Overview

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

Product Details

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

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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