The Turning Point
How Men of Conscience Brought About Major Change Care of America's Mentally Ill
By (author) Alex Sareyan
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Turning Point by Alex Sareyan
Book DescriptionThe Turning Point is the first comprehensive chronicle of the contributions made by conscientious objectors who volunteered for service in America's mental hospitals and state institutions for the developmentally disabled during Word War II. It brings together excerpts from Life, Reader's Digest, and The Cleveland Press, as well as letters and personal reminiscences that recall the shock and distress of conscientious objectors at the conditions in state mental hospitals.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780880485609
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1993
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Alex Sareyan
Alex Sareyan attended the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree. During World War II he was a conscientious objector and served as the assistant director of the unit and also worked part-time as an attendant on the wards at Connecticut State Hospital at Middletown. He is now the President of the Mental Health Materials Center.
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