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A mind that found itself an autobiography by Beers, Clifford Whittingham

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Published by Longmans, Green and Co. in New York [etc.] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Mentally ill -- Care,
  • Mental illness -- Personal narratives,
  • Mental health

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby Clifford Whittingham Beers.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC439 .B4 1921
The Physical Object
Pagination[368] p.
Number of Pages368
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6638941M
LC Control Number21020054
OCLC/WorldCa510335

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To me, at last my mind seemed to have found itself, for the gigantic web of false beliefs in which it had been all but hopelessly enmeshed I now immediately recognized as a snare of delusions. That the Gordian knot of mental torture should be cut and swept away by the mere glance of a willing eye is like a miracle. A Mind That Found ItselfAn Autobiographyby Clifford Whittingham BeersIn , after suffering a mental breakdown, Clifford Whittingham Beers was confined to an asylum for three years. After his recovery he wrote this biography, which aroused a storm of protest and public concern about care of people with mental illness/5. The publication of A Mind That Found Itself did for the American mental health movement what Thomas Paineís Common Sense did for the American Revolution. Moreover, it grips the imagination of readers not because it is a document of social reform but Cited by: A Mind That Found Itself: An Autobiography At such times my pent-up indignation poured itself forth in such a disconnected way that my protests were robbed of their right ring of truth. I was not incoherent in speech. I was simply voluble and digressive—a natural incident of elation. Such notes as I managed to write on scraps of paper.

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