In Focus: Out of Sight, Out of Mind, undated

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Brad Bell hosts this program on the successes and failures of deinstitutionalization in Maryland. The program begins with a short history of state mental hospitals, and it describes how views on mental health have shifted. The program interviews mental health professionals and patients associated with Spring Grove Hospital in Catonsville, Way Station Center in Frederick, Shapiro Psychosocial Center in Baltimore, Baltimore City Jail, Viva House in Baltimore, and Project HOME. The program describes ways in which deinstitutionalization has benefited the mentally ill, while also expressing concern about inadequate aftercare plans, lack of funding for support programs, stigma attached to mental illness, difficulty obtaining housing for released patients, and an increase in the mentally ill population in jails and prisons.
Bell, Brad
Maryland Public Television
Broadcasting, Communications
North America; United States of America
Public Broadcasting
Special Collections and University Archives
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00:29:30 hh:mm:ss; U-Matic
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Fedora 2 PID: umd:729600; Handle Identifier: hdl:1903.1/42676; Filename: bcast-071768

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