By: Tianna Henry & Tolu Gureje
- Postpartum Depression: One Mom's Mission becomes a movement
By: Kelly Wallace
- "Girl Scouts Engage in the Fight Against Mental Illness Stigma with Mental Health Awareness Patch"
Mental Health Weekly Digest
By: a News Reporter-Staff News Editor
- "A History of Treatment for Mental Illness"
The Washington Post
By: a Writer from Washington Post
Positions & Supporting Details
"A History of Treatment for Mental Illness"
- The position of this article is to show how the treatment of patients with mental illnesses have changed over the years.
- 19th century: The legal standard only requires the presence of a mental illness and doctor recommendation for hospitalization.
- Patients begin demanding civil rights as treatments in asylums are exposed.
- Doctors start to only treat the patients that have a more serious case, for example if they are harming themselves or others.
"Postpartum Depression: One mom's mission becomes a movement"
- This article describes the journey to success of a woman (Katherine Stone), who suffered from postpartum depression. It explains how she decided to write a blog and reach out to other women going through the same thing. Her idea blew up and became a world-wide organization for women experiencing a mental illness.
- Around 7 weeks postpartum, Stone started having intrusive thoughts, which consisted of having frightening notions about what could happen to someone in your life or you. She thought about suffocating her son.
- Even after Katherine got better, she still felt angry and alone. She was confused as to how an educated woman like her self wasn't aware of the possibility of the illness. This lead to her writing a blog.
- Her blog is considered one of the leading sources of information and support for women going through a form of perinatal mental sickness.
"Girl Scouts Engage in the Fight Against Mental Illness Stigma with Mental Health Awareness Patch"
- The position of this article explains how Girl Scouts' educate themselves with understanding mental illness and figuring out ways to help.
- Approximately, 1 in 4 people in the U.S are diagnosed with a mental illness.
- International Bipolar Foundation put together a program to educate and reduce the stigma of mental illness.
- Even though mental illness is more widespread than cancer or diabetes, it carries a stigma that causes additional suffering and is often a barrier to treatment and support.
- The Girl Scouts' helped the mentally ill by creating a library for special needs children.
The first source supports our thesis because it portrays to be a timeline of how treatment for the mentally ill evolved over the years. Back in the 19th century, victims didn't have civil rights like they do today. You are actually tested for an illness now, such as what situations you put yourself or others through.