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Voices of Mental Health

Medicine, Politics, and American Culture, 1970-2000

Martin Halliwell (author)

ISBN: 9780813576787

Publication Date: Oct 2017

Format: Hardback

This richly layered account of mental health in the late twentieth century interweaves three important stories: the rising political prominence of mental health in the US since 1970; the shifting medical diagnostics of mental health at a time when activists were speaking out about the needs and rights of patients; and the concept of voice in literature, film, memoir, journalism, and medical case study.
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This dynamic and richly layered account of mental health in the late twentieth century interweaves three important stories: the rising political prominence of mental health in the United States since 1970; the shifting medical diagnostics of mental health at a time when health activists, advocacy groups, and public figures were all speaking out about the needs and rights of patients; and the concept of voice in literature, film, memoir, journalism, and medical case study that connects the health experiences of individuals to shared stories.

Together, these three dimensions bring into conversation a diverse cast of late-century writers, filmmakers, actors, physicians, politicians, policy-makers, and social critics. In doing so, Martin Halliwell's Voices of Mental Health breaks new ground in deepening our understanding of the place, politics, and trajectory of mental health from the moon landing to the millennium.
Illustrations 19 photographs
Language English
Pages 356
Dimensions 235 x 156
Date Published 30 Oct 2017
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Psychology   History of the Americas   History of medicine   Illness & addiction: social aspects  

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