Blog created by: Alex Zelin, Stephanie Lichiello, Christy Tyrrell, and Taylor Warner

Mental illness is a broad term that refers to all mental disorders that are diagnosable. This includes disorders defined by changes in thinking, mood, or behavior (USDHHS, 1999). Our website will show the development of the treatment of the mentally ill and how beliefs about mental illnesses have changed over history. We will focus on 8 major time periods: the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt, Greeks and Romans, the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, 19th Century, 20th Century, and our views today in the 21st Century. We will attempt to show the progression of treatment throughout each of these time periods. Not only has our society seen a shift from less humane to more humane treatment of the mentally ill, there has been an increase in the rights and freedoms for these individuals and an overall better standard of living.


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (1999). Mental Health: A Report of the Surgeon General. Rockville, MD: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, National Institute of Mental Health.


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    Those that we deliberately target are usually poor and cannot afford burial. We have our fun at the crematorium and then say goodbye with roman candles, fireworks and other incendiaries while they burn. We record it and post it to our internal servers for later laughs. It is strangely satisfying to watch, hear, and record their bodies exploding in the furnace. We stuff the fireworks in every crevice of their bodies. It is exciting every time and addicting. Trophies are usually taken. I prefer fingernails, and have made many collages of art that visitors never notice.

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  5. roberto says:

    Thank god I got sick cause I created Residence and day treatment programs lets hear it you say hehehehehhehee sure I homeless right guy goes to a woman let me take you to your residence I didn’t think u could come on to apatient so I thought this place was here cant spell no more god x……..ed couldn.t ok then I was wit my therapist and ask if I could stay in the waiting room till 3 for my wife could have the apt. till! and call it day hospital he threw me out hehehehehhee I started I like your hating me ok u don’t pay ,started the shit , thank you now Rob East Jr WKID sincrinize Jr I

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  9. Harvey Hyman says:

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  10. Josh G says:

    This website is a great asset to anyone studying the history of mental disorders and their treatment. Thank you so much for keeping it running!
    If you get the time, can you please go back and edit the posts to include authors and dates, as accurately as you can remember? It would help everyone who is citing your website. Thank you!

  11. Brooke Tilley says:

    I have really enjoyed this blog, I found it very interesting and has given me some useful information; on the treatment of mental illnesses and society’s stigma, however I would like to make sure the right credit is given within my referencing. Could you please tell me the year that this website was published?

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