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30/03/1876 American author Clifford Beers is born


Clifford Beers: Taking a Stand for Mental Health Reform


Who is Clifford Beers?

He is considered a father of the American mental hygiene movement. At the age of 24, he was confirmed to the mental institution. He witnessed serious mistreatment of the patients from the hands of the staff and wrote an autobiographical book A Mind That Found Itself. Later he became a proponent of the reform of the treatment of the mentally ill.
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