Giving Voice: The Past, Present, and Future of Mental Health Treatment in America


Date(s) - 12/07/22 - 12/08/22
12:00 AM to 12:00 AM

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Join us both online and in person on Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30PM & Thursday, December 8th from 8:45 AM to 4:30 PM 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.

The event is completely free, just requires registration.

Located at 1314 Locust St, Philadelphia PA 19107 in Center City Philadelphia, a few blocks from City Hall and one block east of the Academy of Music. There are several parking lots nearby. The Library Company is wheel chair accessible. Should you require assistance or further accessibility information please call 215-546-3181 x. 144 or email


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