Readmitted Patients at St. Vincent's Hospital, Westchester County, New York: A Study of Eight Patients Who Returned to the Hospital With a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Between January 1957 and January 1959
The major public health problem in the United States today is mental illness. Within the last decade new emphasis has been given to the attack upon the problem of mental illness. All means of communication have been used to acquaint the American people with the magnitude of this problem. It has been advertised in books, magazines, daily newspapers, and on subway billboards. Radio and television have been used. While the realization of its magnitude may have caused some consternation initially, the people have reacted in truly American fashion with the resolution that something must be done to solve this problem. For the most part, there has not been the defeatist attitude. In spite of the complexity of the problem, there is a growing confidence that the near future will see a break-through. This broad movement of attack has been "multidirectional,” drawing into it thousands of people, professional and civic organizations, and many public and private agencies. With increased participation and concern, has come increased financial support from both public and private sources, including the federal government.
Mental health|Public health|Social work
Reilly, John J, "Readmitted Patients at St. Vincent's Hospital, Westchester County, New York: A Study of Eight Patients Who Returned to the Hospital With a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia Between January 1957 and January 1959" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557726.