Feminism Is: Dorothea Dix — Mental Health Champion

May 19, 2017

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and here on the Link of the Day blog we’re featuring relevant content.

“During the 19th century, mental health disorders were not recognized as treatable conditions. They were perceived as a sign of madness, warranting imprisonment in merciless conditions. One woman set out to change such perceptions: Dorothea Lynde Dix.”

Read more about this early feminist and mental health advocate on the Medical News Today blog.

Link suggested by David Finnegan-Hosey, posted by Lē Weaver.

 

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