How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness
Roy Richard Grinker
For centuries, scientists and society cast moral judgments on anyone deemed mentally ill, confining many to asylums. In Nobody’s Normal, anthropologist Roy Richard Grinker chronicles the progress and setbacks in the struggle against mental-illness stigma—from the eighteenth century, through America’s major wars, and into today’s high-tech economy.G...
Feb 05, 2021So glad to see @RoyGrinker's "Nobody's Normal" on the @nytimes Editors' Choice Top Ten list this week. An important book about reducing the stigma around mental illness. – source