THE CRIPPLING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM. Posted: (20/08/2015)
THE CRIPPLING MENTAL HEALTH SYSTEM.
BY BERCHIE ANTWI ISAAC
The Colonial American Society referred to those suffering from mental illnesses as “lunatics” which interestingly enough was derived from the root word “lunar” meaning, “moon”. Through astrological reasoning it was believed that insanity was caused by a full moon at the time of a baby’s birth or a baby sleeping under the light of a full moon.