The Community: The New Mental Health Frontier


Title:
The Community: The New Mental Health Frontier
Creator:
Gorman, Mike
Date:
15 October 1956
Description:
In this speech given at the Bulletin Civic Service Committee Workshop on Mental Health in Philadelphia, Gorman developed themes he would use in many subsequent addresses on community mental health resources: the need to involve primary care physicians as the first line of defense against mental health problems; the need to include psychiatric units in general hospitals; the need to establish treatment facilities for emotionally disturbed children; the need for more flexible facilities for psychiatric treatment; and the need for follow-up care for patients discharged from mental hospitals.
Location:
Box: 10. Folder: 17
Rights:
Public Domain
Genre:
Speeches
Subject:
Community Mental Health Services and Hospitals, Psychiatric
Format:
Text
Extent:
15 pages
Language:
English
Legacy ID:
TGBBBH
NLM ID:
101743403X6
Profiles Collection:
The Mike Gorman Papers
Story Section:
A Full-time Activist: The National Committee Against Mental Illness, 1953-1963