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Mental Illness In The 1800's

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Mental Illness in the 1800's: something needed to be done
If you had a mental illness in the 1800's you'd be put into an asylum which usually had horrible conditions. Thanks to Dorothea Dix that is not how we treat mentally ill people today. Dorothea Dix reformed society by showing the gov. how people were treated in these asylums and wanted to make the conditions better by, for example putting in libraries. Some laws such as IDEA protect people with mental illness. This law among others was created thanks to Dorethea Dix and her reform movement.
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