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“Philly mental health community reflects on Byberry state hospital closure 25 years later “

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This June 22, 2015 article on the NewsWorks website talks about the need to commemorate the people who suffered at Philadelphia State Hospital or “Byberry” as it is often called.  The article also points out that people with mental health issues generally do better when they can receive services in the community instead of being placed in a large institution.  The article also indicates that by nature, large institutions sacrifice the humanity of the people placed there in exchange for efficiency of the work.

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“In talking about mental health, ‘people-first’ terminology eases stigma”

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This November 22, 2014 Providence Journal article talks about why person first language is important to all of us, and the dangers of referring to someone by their illness as opposed to referring to them as a person.

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