Re: Scandals, Shandehs, and Lies:The Stories Families Don't Tell #announcements #events


Having a child out of wedlock was a scandal too back then, now it is much more accepted.

Kathleen Shepard

On Saturday, January 22, 2022, 03:06:28 PM CST, Renee Steinig <genmaven@...> wrote:

Hi Barbara,

As the speaker, I fully agree. In my talk, I refer to mental illness as a "skeleton in the closet" not because it should have been, but because, sadly, it was. The two cases I discuss are heartbreaking and no doubt treatment would be far different today.


Renee Stern Steinig
Dix Hills NY

On Sat, Jan 22, 2022 at 2:50 PM <jbonline1111@...> wrote:
I'm sure this will be interesting, but as a mental health clinician, I beg of you not to consider mental illness a "skeleton in the closet," a term which perpetuates the stigma against those who live with mental illness.  For our ancestors, particularly, living with a mental illness was a nightmare. There were few effective treatments and little understanding of the brain disorders that are part of mental illness.  We are in the toddler stage of treatment now, with a long way to go.  
Barbara Sloan
Conway, SC

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