Mental Health Care History and Treatment in the South

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Dr. Dorothy Fowles Kendall of the South Carolina Department of Mental Health, a debutante-turned-psychiatrist from S.C. talks candidly about the history of treating mental illness in the South. And the impact of mental illness on homelessness, her area of expertise.

About 33 minutes into the discussion, the conversation turns to mental health issues as they related to veterans. Kendall notes that our history of warfare in the South offers an interesting and unique aspect to the area of post-traumatic stress disorders.

Dr. Kendall proceeds her discussion with SCETV’s Walter Edgar with the disclosure that she became interested in treating mental illness when an uncle of hers committed suicide when she was a child. That uncle of hers was one of my father’s best friends growing-up in S.C.

The podcast can be downloaded here for the next few days. It’s titled: Dr. Dorothy Fowles Kendall of South Carolina…

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