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The Role of Mental Health in Education


by Harry N. Rivlin - 1955

The history of attitudes toward the mentally ill is a history of ways in which our values and beliefs are influenced by the culture in which we live. The mentally ill have been feared as prophets, and they have been stoned to death as devils. They have been shunned as outcasts, and they have been made the objects of charity, along with the aged, the orphaned, and the poor. It is only relatively recently that the world has come to see them as patients who should be treated and aided; it is even more recently that we have sought means of preventing mental illness.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 54, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 56 Number 10, 1955, p. 7-28
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 20052, Date Accessed: 7/12/2020 5:30:56 PM

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