Emotionally Disturbed Children: A Survey of the Current Voluntary Psychiatric Clinic Facilities for Children in the Borough of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1958
Since the turn of the century more and more attention has been focused on mental health. It is said that "we know mental health in ourselves as a state of poise, and equilibrium of spirit, a feeling of being whole and integrated in ourselves, and if we do not feel at one with the world about us, at least we face it without fear. In this state we are more loving than hating, more competent than inferior; we are able to think clearly, plan realistically and do the little and big things that today and tomorrow call for." But there are those who can only subscribe to this for themselves in an uncertain degree. It is with the maladjusted individual unable to deal with reality and to find socially acceptable gratification for his inner needs that society must be concerned. Depending upon the degree of pathology, the problems these people, children as well as adults, present, may respond to the skill of the case worker, or require hospitalization in a mental institution or attendance at a psychiatric clinic. Unfortunately, the paucity of psychiatric services has prevented proper or timely treatment in many instances. This is particularly true with respect to clinic facilities. It has been estimated that there are currently only 1,200 clinics in this country, serving adults and children, half of them giving part time services only.
Clinical psychology|Mental health|Social work
Sheehy, Helen Bernadette, "Emotionally Disturbed Children: A Survey of the Current Voluntary Psychiatric Clinic Facilities for Children in the Borough of Brooklyn, N.Y., 1958" (1959). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI30557779.