History Talk, the history podcast from Origins: Current Events in Historical Perspective
About This Show
Smart conversations about today’s most interesting topics - a history podcast for everyone, produced by Origins from Ohio State's Department of History.
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Mental Health and American Society
Recent mass shootings have turned American attention to the nation’s mental health system, its perceived failings, and it's potential to stem the tide of mass violence. However, Americans have a long history of pointing to mental illness as a panacea for solving social problems and an equally lengthy history of criticizing the treatment of those considered mentally ill. On this episode of History Talk, hosts Jessica Viñas-Nelson and Brenna Miller speak with two experts, Dr. Susan Lawrence and Zeb Larson, to discuss the history of mental health in the U.S. and the realities of providing meaningful care.
Zeb Larson - Ph.D. candidate at The Ohio State University and author of "America's Long-Suffering Mental Health System": http://origins.osu.edu/article/americas-long-suffering-mental-health-system
Dr. Susan Lawrence - Professor of History at The Ohio State University, specializing in the history of medicine.
Episodes of This Show
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Rated 5 out of
Worth a listen
Guests usually do a great job providing historical context behind current political and social issues.
Date published: 2016-09-28