Giving Voice Symposium: The Past, Present, and Future of Mental Health Treatment in America - Keynote Address

Stephen Fried

Library Company of Philadelphia

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 5:30 pm EST

Presented online and at:
Library Company of Philadelphia
1314 Locust Street
Philadelphia PA 19107

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Join us for the culminating symposium of our Hearing Voices: Memoirs from the Margins of Mental Health exhibit as we explore the history, current state, and future of mental health care in America. From the development of the asylum and the advent of “moral treatment”, to psychiatric eugenics, to the rise and fall of institutionalization – and the differences in care experienced by patients of different races, genders, and economic backgrounds all throughout – we are excited to bring together these historians and thought leaders to examine the past, present, and future of mental health treatment in America by centering those who have been and will be impacted the most.
Stephen Fried is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author who teaches at Columbia University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author of seven acclaimed books, including Rush: Revolution, Madness & The Visionary Doctor Who Became a Founding Father (a finalist for the George Washington Book Prize), Appetite for America: Fred Harvey and the Business of Civilizing the West—One Meal at a Time, and Thing of Beauty: The Tragedy of Supermodel Gia (which introduced the word “fashionista” into the English language.) A two-time winner of the National Magazine Award, Fried has written for Vanity Fair, GQ, The Washington Post Magazine, Smithsonian, Rolling Stone, Glamour, and Philadelphia magazine. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife, author Diane Ayres.
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