Hand Book of the Mental Hygiene Movement and Exhibit, Issue 5; Issue 1913

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National Committee for Mental Hygiene, 1913 - Insanity - 25 pages
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Page 1 - ... to The National Committee for Mental Hygiene, 50 Union Square, New York City.
Page 50 - ... to promote the study of mental disorders in all their forms and relations, and to disseminate knowledge concerning their causes, treatment, and prevention. To obtain from every source reliable data regarding conditions and methods of dealing with mental disorders; to enlist the aid of the Federal Government, so far as it may seem desirable; to coordinate existing agencies and help organize in each State in the Union an allied but independent society for mental hygiene, similar to the existing...
Page 50 - To work for the protection of the mental health of the public, to help raise the standard of care for those threatened with mental disorder, or actually ill, to promote the study of mental disorders in all their forms and relations, and to disseminate knowledge concerning their causes, treatment and prevention, to obtain from every source reliable data regarding...
Page 51 - Barker (LF). Some phases of the mental hygiene movement and the scope of the work of the National Committee for Mental Hygiene.
Page 19 - ... individual improvement ; cooperation between all existing agencies which aim to control forms of illness and injury which may lead eventually to mental disorder; efficient and humane methods of examining immigrants in order that those with mental diseases or defects may be excluded. PROVISION FOR EARLIER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Out-patient departments for mental cases in connection with hospitals yet independent of these agencies; systematic psychiatric examination of school children ; provision...
Page 13 - ... are, in the common acceptance of the term declared to be insane. There is no broad gap between sanity and insanity. People have naively assumed too great a disparity between the mental process of the sane and of the insane.
Page 14 - May we by taking thought hasten the time when the minds of men will be capable of adjustments which will permit the spirit of humanity and charity to rule instead of envy and malice, vengeance to give way to justice, war to peace, despair to hope? It is to assist in the work of realizing these great objects by work in one important field that the National Committee for Mental Hygiene has been organized.
Page 19 - PROVISION FOR EARLIER DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT Out-patient departments for mental cases in connection with hospitals yet independent of these agencies; systematic psychiatric examination of school children ; provision for incipient and emergency cases in psychopathic wards of general hospitals; a psychopathic hospital in each of the fifty American cities of more than 100,000 population ; such hospitals to be the centres of practical work in prevention and social service, as well as for efficient treatment....
Page 51 - Union Square, New York City. The National Committee for Mental Hygiene also distributes reports and pamphlets issued by State Societies or Committees for Mental Hygiene.
Page 11 - Life is a process of adjustment; of the individual to the environment. Health is a state of mind and body in which the adjustments 11 are relatively good, while in disease, of which insanity is a special form, they are insufficient or imperfect.

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