Topic Proposal

History of Mental Health Topic Proposal Misdiagnosis is an inextricable part of neurodivergent people’s lives and the history of mental health writ large. Sufferers can spend years, if not entire lifetimes receiving incorrect treatment for their condition(s), significantly altering their experience. However, this fact is often eclipsed in historiographical accounts by discussions around mental asylums’… Continue reading Topic Proposal

Project Proposal – Elizabeth Packard

Elizabeth Packard was a vital figure in the reformation and social awareness of mental health in the 19th century. After being involuntarily committed to the Illinois Insane Asylum by her reverend husband for merely having differing religious beliefs, she remained institutionalized for three years. While institutionalized, she continuously plead to be released and was adamant… Continue reading Project Proposal – Elizabeth Packard