Week#1: HIST471G4

Introduction Welcome to my History of Mental Health in the United States Website. My name is Jayden Jordan and I am a senior at The University of Mary Washington. Like the majority of students in this class, I am a history major. My interest in history began in high school. I was fortunate enough to […]

Mental Illness in Film

Scene from A Beautiful Mind (2000), a film that got me interested in psychiatry, which poignantly depicts schizophrenia from the perspective of the sufferer. The film, starring Russell Crowe as Nobel Prize-winning mathematician John Nash, also highlig…

History of Mental Health in the United States HIST471G4 Self Introduction

Hello, I’m Chris O’Neill, a senior at UMW. Previously, I have studied ancient European and Asian history here at UMW, which has helped me to gain a unique perspective on how historical events have shaped different regions of the globe. Before becoming a history major, however, I entertained the idea of becoming a psychiatrist due …


Hi! My name is Allison and I am a history major at UMW. My educational journey has been nontraditional, but I’m excited to say that after several years of taking a class or two a semester, I’m almost done with my degree! I can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel. I’ve […]