The Community Mental Health Act of 1963: A Response to Institutionalization and What Came After

Before 1963, individuals had no real alternatives other than state mental hospitals to treat their mental illnesses. The problem was, at the time, mentally ill patients were not only treated horribly by said hospitals but they were dealt with at an institutional level. This meant that the mentally ill were isolated from their communities which … Continue reading The Community Mental Health Act of 1963: A Response to Institutionalization and What Came After