Week 13

This week I chose to focus on a theme that has come up frequently this week with Earley. This is the problem of homelessness and mental health. Many of our mental health patients have been neglected to the point that homelessness has become a real problem. Many of the people in homeless encampments face many […]

Week 12

My post for this week is about this video on the link between mental illness and creativity. The video discusses the notion of the struggling artist and how this is a trend we have seen throughout time. Mental illness and creativity work in the brain in similar ways and this is why mentally ill or […]

Shutter Island

Shutter Island begins with the protagonist, U.S. Marshall Teddy Daniels and his partner Chuck Aule taking a boat to Shutter Island. Shutter Island was the home to Ashecliffe Asylum for the criminally insane. Ashecliffe has a ward system depicted in the movie is very similar to asylums we have read about like Ionia. Teddy and […]

Week 11

DEA warns of sharp increase in fake prescription pills laced with fentanyl and meth (msn.com) The resource I have chosen for this week is this article about laced prescription pills. Fentanyl has been a drug that has plagued the United States for quite some time now. Many people do not know that the drugs they […]

Week 10

BBC Radio 4 – Home Front – The shell shock epidemic of WW1 For my weekly blog post I chose this article written by the BBC. It is a very useful article for my digital project. The article mentions that the British military believed that shell shock was caused by a shaking of the brain. […]

Curability of Shell Shock

For my resource blog post this week I have chosen this short clip released by the British War Archives. The video depicts a man who is clearly struggling to function, stumbling all over the room. The end of the video shows the previously ailed soldier as now clean cut. This clip does a great job […]

Project Approach

My approach for my digital project this semester will be a digitally enhanced essay. The goal of my essay will be to research how the United States responded to the massive increase of mental health issues in post World War I America. This includes how the public reacted to these new issues as well as […]

Perception of Shell Shock

For my resource blog post this week I chose this meme about trauma and shell shock after the Great War. This relates to my digital project this semester because the stigma around shell shock being an excuse was prominent in the military. This stigma was profound amongst the highest ranks as is seen in this […]

Shell Shock During WWI vs Today

This video does a great job at explaining how the term Shell Shock emerged after World War I. It also does a good job at explaining how the military community had a hard time determining whether it was a physical injury or just a mental health problem. The video does a good job mentioning that […]