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Toledo State Hospital

by Kimberly Brownlee Arcadia Publishing (October 19, 2020)

The Toledo State Hospital opened in 1888, and its design and healing approach were revolutionary for the time. First in the country built entirely on the "cottage model," its plan was intended to create a homelike...


Stolen Motherhood

by Maria De Koninck & Arielle Aaronson Baraka Books (August 28, 2020)

Neither marginal nor secret, contracting surrogate mothers is growing rapidly and is regarded as socially progressive. Yet the "process" is vitiated from the get go, i.e., commissioning a woman to bear, birth,...


Still Crying for Help

by Sadia Messaili & Aleshia Jensen Baraka Books (August 28, 2020)

A 32-year-old man with mental illness ends his life. Could he have been saved? What care did he receive? Did antipsychotics help or are they a modern-day straitjacket? Ferid Ferkovic, the author's son, committed...


Still Crying for Help

by Sadia Messaili & Aleshia Jensen Baraka Books (August 28, 2020)

A 32-year-old man with mental illness ends his life. Could he have been saved? What care did he receive? Did antipsychotics help or are they a modern-day straitjacket? Ferid Ferkovic, the author's son, committed...


The South Carolina State Hospital

by William Buchheit The History Press (January 13, 2020)

Nearly two decades after it closed, the South Carolina State Hospital continues to hold a palpable mystique in Columbia and throughout the state.

Founded in 1821 as the South Carolina Lunatic Asylum, it housed,...


Sophrology for Beginners

by 50Minutes 50Minutes.com (November 25, 2018)

Change is only 50 minutes away! Find out everything you need to know about sophrology with this straightforward guide.

Sophrology is a powerful tool for promoting physical and mental health, and can be used for...


Celebrating Old Friends

by Rick Capone, Michael Blowen & Mary Simon The History Press (October 09, 2017)

Over the last decade Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Facility in Georgetown, KY, has put a new face on the concept of equine aftercare.

When Michael Blowen first dreamed of creating Old Friends, he...


Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

by Christina Mathews, Rusty Tagliareni & Robert Kirkbride Arcadia Publishing (August 10, 2016)

The Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital was more than a building; it embodied an entire era of uniquely American history, from the unparalleled humanitarian efforts of Dorothea Dix to the revolutionary architectural...


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

by Madeline Bell Arcadia Publishing (July 13, 2015)

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia started thanks to a heroic doctor's inspiration, was the first of its kind and still impacts children's lives today.

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia opened its...


Pennhurst State School and Hospital

by J. Gregory Pirmann Arcadia Publishing (June 15, 2015)

For nearly 80 years, Pennhurst State School and Hospital was a reminder of how society viewed and treated people with intellectual disabilities.

Over its existence, Pennhurst was home to more than 10,600 people....


Eloise

by Patricia Ibbotson Arcadia Publishing (May 28, 2002)

Eloise, which started out as a poorhouse, later became known as Wayne County General Hospital. Today, all that remains are five buildings and a smokestack.

From only 35 residents on 280 acres in 1839, the complex...