Abuse of Patients Today

This video by BuzzFeed is quite horrific as it depicts a patient in a mental facility being abused by one of the staff members. There are people around watching and do not seem to be perturbed by the situation. This video reminds me of Nellie Bly because while this abuse is not as harsh as […]

PTSD From Recent U.S. Evacuation of Afghanistan

Fall of Afghanistan can trigger PTSD in veterans (msn.com) This article relates to a giant mental health crisis amongst our service men and women. Recently, the United States evacuated Afghanistan, resulting in the end of a 20 year occupation. Many Afghan and American people witnessed many traumatic events. These traumatic events shed light on the […]

Week 2

Hello everyone! This is my #Histmental2021 post for this week! This meme to me is very relevant to the class because it discusses the nature of psychiatry. Psychiatry has evolved a ton but there is no denying that some mental illnesses cannot be cured completely. This is relevant to the readings because they discuss heavily […]

HIST 471

Hello everyone! My name is Jack Kurz and I am in my senior year at the University of Mary Washington. I am very interested in the subject of Psychology and that is what led me to taking History of Mental Health. I am looking forward to many good disc…


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