Stroder 1Jeremiah StroderMr. Steve WyrickCCP, ENG-1101(6)17 December 2018How Asylums Help Our AtmosphereThroughout the history of our world and our country in particular, the issues of mental health and stability have become vital to us, more and more each year. There are many people who have issues that might not be easy to notice or detect just by looking at their physical state. There have been many forms of therapy tested to help deal with these issues and keep the inner savage that lives inside of certain people at bay. Plenty of them have been partially successful, but some are more complex than others. Among these many ideas of how to deal with mental health, one of the most controversial has been asylums, which are institutions that shelter and support the mentally ill. Asylums have been outlawed since the 1950s in most places, even though some consider psychiatric hospitals the equivalent to asylums. Many of them were shut down because they did not allow patients to deal with the issues of normal society after treatment, and others were closed because of the hazardous conditions of their institution, or practicing unjust forms of therapy. Although many of the issues involving the isolation and treatment of mental health patients caused asylums to be shut down, there are many of reasons that asylums can be successful methods of mental therapy if done right. There are many questions to be answered about how asylums would be reborn, like would rebuilding and regulating asylums give better care to mental health patients, would people be safer with mental health patients separated from the entire general population, are asylums logical forms of treatment to someone that is sane, And what could be the repercussions of re-opening asylums?
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Stroder 2All of these topics will be discussed in this argumentative paper.Having asylums back in society, would have plenty of positive and negative impacts on the United States as a whole, but it's up to us to decide if it is worth it or not to re-open them. People who are dealing with major neurological infestation can benefit from the re-creation of a place for people like them to be taken care of, and possibly cured of their mental ailments. Dr. Ian Freckelton wrote “an unhelpful consequence of the evolution of psychiatry outside the walls of the asylum was the turning of attention away from the poorest and sickest patients who needed
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