Afterlives of the Psychiatric Asylum

The Psychiatric Asylum was once the main form of mental health care in the UK, housing tens of thousands...

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Quakers and Moral Treatment

William Tuke (1732 – 1822) was one of the pioneers of mental health treatment in the UK in the...

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From Castle on the Hill, to Asylum in the ‘hood

Originally, Psychiatric Asylums were built in quiet, rural locations, set within acres of grounds. This was so as to...

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Madness, Maladies and Misogyny: Women and Mental Health in the 1800s

Over the course of psychiatric history, a great many people have been confined for a wide variety of reasons,...

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Remembering and Forgetting the Psychiatric Asylum

Psychiatric asylums were the globally-dominant form of mental health care for over a century. Generally located on the urban...

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