American Psychosis: How the Federal Government Destroyed the Mental Illness Treatment System (Audiobook)
By E. Fuller Torrey, read by Stephen McLaughlin
Unabridged edition 2014 | 9 hours and 49 mins | ISBN: n/a, ASIN: B00L1GN51I | MP3 64 kbps | 269 MB
In 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered an historic speech on mental illness and retardation. He described sweeping new programs to replace "the shabby treatment of the many millions of the mentally disabled in custodial institutions" with treatment in community mental health centers. This movement, later referred to as "deinstitutionalization," continues to impact mental health care.