In this speech, given at the first annual New York State Mental Health Service Conference in Syracuse, New York, Gorman advocated
further development of community mental health systems, but also scolded the mental health professions for clinging to "outmoded
concepts concerning the time and place for psychiatric treatment" and for resisting innovative approaches which could
further "tear down the walls" between the community and the mental patient. The presentation received lots of press
attention in New York state, and Gorman had many requests for copies, and letters of congratulation and support in response.
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1956-01-30 (January 30, 1956)
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Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Community Mental Health Services
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963