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0434: Owen Clinic Institute Papers, 1948-1975
Marshall University Archives and Special Collections
This is a reprinted version of the article written by Dr. Thelma V. Owen and Dr. M. G. Stemmermann that was originally published in Mental Hygiene, Vol. 43, No. 1., in January 1959. The article discusses the negative outcomes of mental illness stigma and the regression in care and treatment that stigma causes. As part of their writings, they are able to include operations of Owen Clinic as positive examples and ways to curve stigma and provide better care. They detail the Club formed by ex-patients and family who began different methods of advocation, from helping new patients to giving panel discussions to various groups. The article contains the remarks given by the panel members. These panels were significant sources of community outreach and mental health awareness in the area and showcase just how instrumental Owen Clinic was in changing rural mental health attitudes.
Huntington, W. Va
Mental health, Counseling, Mental health services
Owen, Thelma V. and Stemmermann, M. G., "An experiment in public education" (1959). 0434: Owen Clinic Institute Papers, 1948-1975. 28.