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Author Cramer, Clayton E.

Title My brother Ron : a personal and social history of deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill / Clayton E. Cramer.

Publication Info. [Charleston, S.C.] : [CreateSpace], [2012]


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 Bloomfield, Prosser Library - Adult Department  362.2 CRA    Check Shelf
Description viii, 246 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [210]-246).
Summary "America started a grand experiment in the 1960s: deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill. The consequences were very destructive: homelessness; a degradation of urban life; increases in violent crime rates; increasing death rates for the mentally ill. ... [This book] tells the story of deinstitutionalization from two points of view: what happened to the author's older brother, part of the first generation of those who became mentally ill after deinstitutionalization, and a detailed history of how and why America went down this path"--P. [4] of cover.
Subject Cramer, Clayton E. -- Family.
Mentally ill -- Deinstitutionalization -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Mentally ill -- United States -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Mentally ill -- Care -- United States.
Mental health services -- United States.
Mental health laws -- United States.
Mental health policy -- United States.
Added Title Personal and social history of deinstitutionalization of the mentally ill
ISBN 9781477667538 paperback
1477667539 paperback
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