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Dorothea Dix

Dorothea Lynde Dix (April 4, 1802 – July 17, 1887) was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who, through a vigorous program of lobbying state legislatures and the United States Congress, created the first generation of American mental asylums.

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Laying on my back, looking at storm clouds. @ Dorothea Dix
New blog post on Dorothea Dix, who advocated for the humane treatment of those with mental illness:
"Confession is always weakness. The grave soul keeps its own secrets, and takes its own punishment in silence." -Dorothea Dix
So much gratitude to the Dorothea Dix Park Conservancy for their sponsorship! Be sure to visit all of our…
Don't forget to get your entries in for the 2017 Dorothea Dix Award.
Don't forget to get your entries in for th Dorothea Dix Award 2017
There's a monument to Clara Barton at Antietam, & a fountain named for Dorothea Dix in Boston.
What did Dorothea Dix do to help the mentally ill in Massachusetts in 1843?
And because of this Dorothea Dix is probably rolling in her grave.
Dorothy Dix, a pioneer in the education of women
Dorothea Dix (1802-1887) reformed the welfare of the mentally ill by establishing state hospitals specific to them.…
📷 USS Dorothea L. Dix (AP 67), named after the American activist and former Superintendent of Army...
What would the world be like without Dorothea Dix, Shirley Jackson, Frida Kahlo, Maya Lin, Margaret Mead, Ellen Ochoa?
From Dorothea Dix to Mamie Phipps Clark, thank you to the women who have shaped the conversation about mental health
ship highlight: USS Dorothea L. Dix, named after the American activist and Served…
On I honor who advocated for the mentally ill, and Dorothea Dix who began that same fight long ago
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Dorothea Dix: Superintendent of American Civil War Nurses, leader in research and hospital organization:
Will you spend the summer in Raleigh? The city's newest park, Dorothea Dix Park, will host a free concert series:
Raleigh's Dorothea Dix Park may play host to a free summer concert series.
*Frees up every Saturday throughout the summer*
Dorothea Dix, Eva Peron, Jane Addams: Just a few women to honor this month. Check out for lesson plans.
Group wants a free concert series at Dorothea Dix Park, but it's not a done deal yet: City must approve it:
Green grass and a view of the city.
Dorothea Dix Park announces new summer series -
Dorothea Dix Park announces new summer music series -
Dorothea Dix Park announces new summer music series
Let's hope this is just the beginning of many great things to come in this destination park!
Dorothea Dix Park announces new summer music series
Dorothea Dix Park announces new summer music series :: Out and About at
Hancock encountered Dorothea Dix just prior to departure for Dix decided Hancock was too young (23) an…
We love these thoughts on service from Dorothea Dix, author, teacher and reformer.
In a world where there is so much to be done. I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me. Dorothea Dix
Meet the woman Dorothea Dix thought was too rosy-cheeked to be a nurse
Why free-concert series is likely moving from Fayetteville Street to city's Dorothea Dix park this summer
Live music coming to Dix: Dorothea Dix Park will be the site of a free-concert series, to start sometime this…
What would Philip Zimbardo say about this? Dorothea Dix? What would Jesus say? (title doesn't reflect video well)
Has anyone done yoga at Dorothea Dix yet?
Hometown Tourist: Walking tour of Dorothea Dix Park in Raleigh via
Love hearing Union Station and Dorothea Dix Park referred to as pillars of attraction within the Raleigh community.
"It's not cheating if he apologizes." -Dorothea Dix
sige, you'll be Benjamin Rush and I'll be Dorothea Dix ohaaa
Burn Calories at the Dorothea Dix Park on Wednesday!: Instructors from Lifetime Fitness will lead you... -
Check out this free event at Dorothea Dix Park this weekend, and say hello to our friends at
Today I'll be on the Dorothea Dix Campus from 2-3:30 outside the Kirby Building offering a cool afternoon treat!!
Another interesting home on Dorothea Dix property.  The “House of Many Porches” is a Victorian…
Not really surprised. Lots has changed since the days of Dorothea Dix, but not enough.
17 Jul 1887: Death of Dorothea Dix, who worked to better care given to the mentally ill
on 1887 Dorothea Dix, American nurse and activist (b. 1802)
Wing of original Dix hospital. Took this photo in 2006 @ Dorothea Dix Park
Be of good cheer, for sadness cannot heal the national wounds.Dorothea Dix
American activist on behalf of the mentally ill , Dorothea Dix, died on July 17, 1887.
Dorothea Lynde Dix died 129 years ago today in Trenton NJ age 85.
17 July 1887 Dorothea Dix died. American activist who inspired the creation of the 1st American mental asylums.
Come out and get fit at Dorothea Dix Park!
This month's "A Few Minutes with the Mayor" with is coming to you from Dorothea Dix Park!
Job alert! is looking for a planning technician for Dix Park --
One-year anniversary of the Dorothea Dix campus on 7/23. Celebrate at the festival: live music, inflatables, etc.
Note to self: get to Dorothea Dix for yoga next time!
I hurt after hiking up a hill but it might be worth it @ Dorothea Dix Park
I've got your Dorothea Dix pix right here.
Destination Dix, community FREE event to celebrate the 1year anniversary of the purchase of Dorothea Dix Park, is Sat, Jul23, 10 a.m-7 p.m.
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pickup soccer at Dorothea Dix but for PokemonGo
There are free programs available for this Saturday, July 16th at Dorothea Dix Park!
Happy birthday to my 4/4 TWINS! Nancy McKeon, Clive Davis, Arthur Murray, Dorothea Dix, and Kelly Price.
I like the idea of having Dorothea Dix as a spirit guide.
Mental Health 5K at Dorothea Dix: Parrish, who has been struggling with mental illness issues for the past fou...
Well three women other than my Mother and Grandmother would be Dorothea Dix, Claudette Colvin and Sybil Ludington
Have lunch with us today at Dorothea Dix Campus 1985 Umstead Raleigh!
We are actually related, not just because it's twin day @ Dorothea Dix
The Nov 7 walk is at the Dorothea Dix Campus in Step out with us!
do you know if got a little bit of the inspiration for Lana from Dorothea Dix
Negotiations begin between Raleigh and NC for Dorothea Dix property - News & Observer
when you finally get to Dorothea Dix in APUSH reading logs>>>>
Dorothea Dix right now n2n push cart race
Come to Dorothea DIX campus for the PUSH CART RACE EVENT going on right now until 330pm. Food trucks and tons of fun
Team : Ready to to race at Triangle Pushcart. @ Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Dix, Elizabeth Stanton/Lucretia Mott, Sojourner Truth, Clara Barton would have been my top 4. Two were missing!
Showboating Senate members set out to trample & executive branch authority on Dorothea Dix deal
GMRF is not insane. I would personally escort him to Dorothea Dix if he did that. 😀
-Women's History Month-Dorothea Lynde Dix was an American activist on behalf of the indigent insane who,...
Late night photo missions and the lonely government van @ Dorothea Dix
The first female lobbyist of national significance, Dorothea Lynde Dix spent most of her life working to improve...
I'm just gonna go ahead and admit myself to the abandoned ghosty asylum. Don't worry. If you need me i'll be at Dorothea Dix in Raleigh.
Sledding in the slush and mud was definitely worth it ❄️😎😜 @ Dorothea Dix
Snow day well spent with these girls! @ Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Dix is rolling in her grave once again
failing this research paper because I didn't get my girl Dorothea Dix
Dad just tried to lecture me on who Dorothea Dix wax. Apparently he wasn't paying attention to what I studied for the last DECADE.
I kinda freaked out when I saw Dorothea Dix's name 😄
“Who was the Mass Ed. Secretary who created a model public school system. Horace Mann + Dorothea Dix =.
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Here's to you all. I am, especially fond of Dorothea Dix, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, Willa Cather...
May have some of these: Elizabeth Blackwell, Dorothea Dix, Hypatia of Alexandria, Hildegard of Bingen, Laura Bassi, Ada Lovelace.
Dorothea Dix's Report on the State of the Indigent Insane in the U.S., 1848
Dorothea Dix rept on the care (and not) of the "indigent curable and incurable insane" of the US, 1848.
Nobody wants to kiss when they are hungry - Dorothea Dix
Massachusetts needs Dorothea Dix back! Please help save our mentally ill in prison!
got a 5 on the APUS exam but she tryna tell me Dorothea Dix was alive in the 1930s? gurl get out
USA Dorothea Dix sheet mnh stamps 163 - USD 11.95: (selvage on only one side, as issued). Great sheet of 100 s...
has arrived on Holy Ground in Raleigh,NC @ Dorothea Dix
If you are free tonight at 6 make your way over to the Dorothea Dix field in bangor for a Brever vs. Bapst soccer game. Be there.
A hot but beautiful afternoon for a walk at the Dorothea Dix campus, home of NC DHHS. My husband and I took our ...
It was a memorable day. My husband was kind enough to drive me to Hood river, Oregon.(Considering he has difficulty walking--had my eyes dilated so I could not see well enough to drive for several hours yet.). I didn't want to miss the event: Rebecca DeMarino's book signing, her first novel. It is a historical romance, first of "The Southold Chronicles" based on Rebecca's ancestors who came to America in the 1600s. I cant wait to begin reading it. She is an inspiration to me. And what a treat to get to meet one of Oregon's best writers. I discovered her second book years ago, "A Gathering of Finches" and what a pleasant surprise to learn that I have been left far behind -- she is a prolific writer, and has more than twenty books to her credit. I made good use of my good fortune and purchased her "Where Lilacs Still Bloom", a novel based on the life of Hulda Klager. Some of you locals have probably visited Hulda Klager's garden in Woodland, WA. It is a treat to visit when the Lilacs are blooming. I also p ...
Clara Barton founded the Red Cross. Dorothea Dix was assigned the Superintendent of Army Nurses
Today in 1862, Lincoln writes letter of introduction for Dorothea Dix, Superintendent of Army Nurses to commander of hospital Winchester VA.
Me and my girl Dorothea Dix and Michaela… lol
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Dorothea Dix.But prior to that, there was a mental health ward in Philadelphia and in 1773 the public hospital in Williamsburg
Got this great shot from Dorothea Dix Park Saturday morning.
Time flys when you are Dorothea Dix and Susan B. Anthony
Hundreds of walkers and runners at Dorothea Dix this morning.
The promo team is out with the slapshot booth at the Walk at Dorothea Dix. Stop by and see them!
leaders agree to 30 day extension for negotiations over Dorothea Dix property:
and NC leaders agree to a 30-day extension for negotiations over the Dorothea Dix property:
As Dutchess County Proceeds with its "so called Comprehensive Plan" regarding its Jail, it must not ignore its & New York's history regarding the mentally ill. Let's hope they make Dorothea Dix Proud. Who is our Dorothea Dix of today? We need someone like her - Right Here - Right Now!
Just In: Gov. Pat McCrory has rejected Raleigh's $38 million to buy the 306-acre Dorothea Dix property. In a counter-offer, the state asked for $52 million for 244 acres and rejected a city request that North Carolina bear up to $22.7 million in environmental cleanup costs. Follow the latest developments at
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Three cheers to Dorothea Dix. Sonoma County Behavioral Health will be showing "A New State of Mind: Ending the Stigma of Mental Illness" narrated by Glen Close in the theater next to the Grand Hall at The Wellness Expo Saturday, May 10, Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial. It's FREE!
Response to N&O editorial: 'Do the Dix deal' new   I have been reluctant to speak out of late on the Dix situation, as I was hoping once new appraisals and an environmental study were available, there would be some report made that would inform the public on the Dix property lease situation. However, that has not happened.   I wrote the letter posted above before reading the Raleigh News and Observer's latest editorial published Friday. (the link to the editorial published with the title "Do the Dix deal:" want to be as direct and explicit as possible. I do not, and most of my friends who also oppose a deal that is "all land, all park," do not support either of the alternatives now under consideration by the attorneys for the state and the City of Raleigh. I oppose most strongly the idea of leveling every building and who knows what else (historic tree groves?) to make the land available for sale to the highest bidder. This idea that the market should prevail in every decision in state government offen ...
This girl just said she's gonna go crazy like "Dorothy Dix." No, you're not bc 1. Her name is Dorothea and 2. She wasn't mentally insane 😩
What a great day for a run. I managed to get in a solid 2 hour aerobic run (with strides) through Dorothea Dix. Finally starting to incorporate a little speed work into my workouts. Getting very excited for all of the upcoming races!
We got lost trying to find NC State and ended up at the Dorothea Dix Hospital 😳
Dorothea Dix Campus in downtown Raleigh, can’t imagine a better spot to for this cause
Kira is running a 5k and I shall drink coffee and watch. (@ Dorothea Dix State Hospital)
It&time to move on Dix Park deal: The delays in a lease arrangement for the Dorothea Dix property are...
I missed !!! Shout out to Dorothea Dix for vigorously advocating for the proper treatment of the mentally ill in the 19th century!
- 's 1st benefit for kids in need is 5/10/14 @ Dorothea Dix. C U there?
Reflecting @ the Saks Institute & my own interest in mental health. Started in 5th grade reenacting the life of Dorothea Dix.
dinner with members of Dorothea Dix ThinkTank Now we are off 2 Saks Institute 4 2 days
Dinner last night in LA with members of the Dorothea Dix Think Tank. Today we begin the two day symposium on...
Raleigh and state officials are heading back to the negotiating table for the Dorothea Dix property:
Negotiations begin between Raleigh, state for Dorothea Dix property: Armed with new appraisals and environmental...
Watch ABC11 at 5:30 for an up close look at what environmental inspectors were looking for&at on the Dorothea Dix property.
I don't care about Dorothea Dix and the social reforms in prisons I care about sleep
there's a woman called Dorothea Dix who did a lot of work with asylum patient rights but I think she was alive in the 1800s
For those keen on reading appraisals and environmental assessments of the Dorothea Dix property:
If your keen to read through a bunch of documents related to appraisals and enviro assessments of the Dorothea Dix property, here you go:...
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GET IT DONE! Pay the price! Negotiations begin in earnest for Dorothea Dix property
"Negotiations begin in earnest for Dorothea Dix property" for like the fifth time
Negotiations begin in earnest for Dorothea Dix property
[NCCapitol] Negotiations begin in earnest for Dorothea Dix property
Negotiations over the fate of Dix campus begin in earnest today:
Deal on Dorothea Dix property in Raleigh could be revived -
Deal Dorothea Dix property in Raleigh could be revived -
A first look at the Dorothea Dix w/new appraisals of the fmr mental health hosp grounds: Live on ABC11 at 4:30.
In honor of Women's History Month we share this quote from social reformer Dorothea Dix: . “In a world where...
DON'T LOOK FOR THIS TRAIN TO HELP YOU. THIS PRESIDENT DIDN'T OWN SLAVES BUT HE SURE AS *** HELPED KEEP IT GOING. 1850: Millard Fillmore signed the Fugitive Slave Act and warned that he would use federal troops to enforce it. “God knows that I detest slavery, but it is an existing evil, for which we are not responsible, and we must endure it, and give it such protection as is guaranteed by the constitution, till we can get rid of it without destroying the last hope of free government in the world.” (Rayback, p252 and 271) 1850: MF signed a law banning the slave trade (but not the ownership of slaves) in Washington, D.C. - 1860: Millard Fillmore to Dorothea Dix: “You have been at the South and you can best appreciate the feeling excited by John Brown’s foolish and criminal invasion of Virginia. He doubtless believed what these insane fanatics at the North have taught, that the slaves would rise in mass and join his insurrectionary standard, and the result, I think has had one good effect; and that . ...
From the author Jane Kirkpatrick's newsletter Story Sparks... Sometimes people ask how long it takes to research one of my novels. Earlier today I crawled around in our U-Haul Storage Unit locating copies of the book of Matthew written in Nez Perce. Along with a primer of Nez Perce, these two documents were the first books printed west of the Rocky Mountains. I located the copy back in 2002 while working on the Marie Dorion series. Now, twelve years later, a piece of that story has tapped me on the shoulder as I work on Two Elizas. Have I been working on Two Elizas for twelve years? Maybe. Perhaps Eliza Spalding, missionary to the Nez Perce and her daughter Eliza, survivor of unbelievable trauma, have been scrinching in beside Clara Estby, Hulda Klager, Emma Giesy, Dorothea Dix and even Letitia Carson whom readers have not yet met. Their day has come...assuming I finish the manuscript by September. That's what matters now.
It took me until this moment in adulthood to realize that Dorothy Day, Doris Day and Dorothea Dix were three separate people.
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January 13: Elz. talks much of Dorothea Dix, a woman with revolutionary ideas concerning care of the insane.
A man usually values that most for which he has labored. - Dorothea Dix
On this day January 12th in Psychology: 1746 — Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi was born. Pestalozzi was a founder of modern methods of education and child study. His approach to education involved carefully observing the child's capabilities and tailoring learning activities to those capabilities. 1833 — The State Lunatic Hospital at Worcester, Massachusetts, now named Worcester State Hospital, was opened for the admission of patients. The first patient was received on January 19, 1833. Samuel B. Woodward was the hospital's first superintendent and held that office until 1846. 1844 — Dorothea Dix submitted a memorial to the New York state legislature, the second of many such documents in her international crusade for improved treatment conditions for people with mental illness. The first was presented to the Massachusetts legislature in 1843. Dix documented widespread filthy, brutalizing, and degrading conditions. Her public exposure of these practices resulted in new facilities and more humane care in m ...
Walking on the trails that cross the field next to Dorothea Dix, I could see open, waterlogged tunnels that only a week ago were home to mice. Judging by the number of turds in each opening, quite a few mice. I wonder where they went.
This exciting, interesting, interactive experience is a great way to begin 2014! An introduction to The Enneagram of Personality A half-day session with Toni Marie Clifton introducing the basics of this profound Personality System Have you ever wondered why people think so differently than you do about the most basic truths? Or why they have unexpected reactions to simple situations? The Enneagram of Personality describes nine viewpoints of the world—nine versions of the truth. Learning more about this powerful tool can help you understand yourself - your patterns of behavior and thinking - and give you insight and compassion when dealing with others. Discover how the others in your life may experience the same world differently than you. When: 9am-1pm, Saturday, January 25th, 2014 Where: Hearts and Sol Wellness, 200 Country Club Drive, Suite B, Oak Island Bring: a journal or notebook Cost: $20 (Special discounted price to celebrate the opening of Hearts and Sol Wellness) Call Now (910) 228-1035 to rese ...
On this date in 1849 Elizabeth Blackwell became the first woman in the United States to earn a medical degree. In a time when physicians were men, And women were never physicians, Elizabeth Blackwell decided that she Would end such restrictive conditions. She enter a school in Geneva; Other students just thought her a joke; Till Elizabeth surpassed all males in the class. And gave their male egos a poke. She went on to study in Paris And later in London's St. Bart; Then back to New York for a long, long career. In the Civil War she did her part. With Dorothea Dix she trained nurses; Later on a reformer and writer. Her final work was her own story This scholar, and doctor and fighter.
Of course now that the state closed Dorothea Dix hospital ..people deeply in need of domiciled mental health are left to "manage" their mental confusions on their own..in N.C. mental health is big business, like running "charities" and taking more than half of contributions and government aid money "for administration cost"...everyone has a hustle right..!
Dorothea Dix 1802 - July 1887. At age 15 started school for girls. Then only boys could go to pub
Lol wasnt it Dorothea Dix that gave me the right to shiny things?
I've recently seen several photos of the Raleigh skyline from the Dorothea Dix grounds, so I had to jump on the...
Hey Everyone!! New Course for Rock and Roll. From WRAL's site.. real hills start around Mile 10 ( I think ). Looks like we will go through Dorothea Dix and then Boylan St. Guess what we will train for???
The inpatient beds in this state were reduced in 2010 when the largest Mental Health Hospital, Dorothea Dix, was closed. These patients must rely on underfunded counties for their help. I am sure the officer believed himself when he said I don't have time for this as his force is probably operating at a minimum staffing as well.
On this day January 3rd in Psychology: 1845 — Reform activist Dorothea Dix presented a memorial to the New Jersey legislature, describing the state's treatment of people with mental illness. The state had no public mental hospitals and patients were housed in county jails, private homes and the basements of public buildings. The New Jersey State Hospital at Trenton resulted from Dix's determined efforts. 1875 — Katharine Cook Briggs was born. Briggs's interpretation of Jungian personality theory formed the basis of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, constructed by her daughter, Isabel Myers. 1904 — Harold Schlosberg was born. Schlosberg developed a theory of emotion that arranged emotions on bipolar scales of pleasant-unpleasant and attention-rejection. With R. S. Woodworth, he wrote Experimental Psychology (1954), a landmark text. 1920 — Paul E. Meehl was born. His interests were in clinical psychology, especially clinical assessment, and in personality, learning, psychometrics, and the philosophy ...
First and only flowers I've ever seen at a grave marker in Dorothea Dix Cemetery... how awesome after all these yrs! Happy New Year to all!!!
It had been years since he had seen Dorothea Dix Mental Institution. The last time he was here, he was being evaluated for competency in a trial. That seemed like a life time ago. All he could remember was a patient called Wild Bill and a bunch of ink… [ 128 more words. ]
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E.R. Costs for Mentally Ill Soar, and Hospitals Seek Better Way As darkness fell on a Friday evening over downtown Raleigh, N.C., Michael Lyons, a paramedic supervisor for Wake County Emergency Medical Services, slowly approached the tall, lanky man who was swaying back and forth in a gentle rhythm. In the past, paramedics would have taken the man to the closest hospital emergency room — most likely the nearby WakeMed Health and Hospitals, one of the largest centers in the region. But instead, under a pilot program, paramedics ushered him through the doors of Holly Hill Hospital, a commercial psychiatric facility. “He doesn’t have a medical complaint, he’s just a mental health patient living on the street who is looking for some help,” said Mr. Lyons, pulling his van back into traffic. “The good news is that he’s not going to an E.R. That’s saving the hospital money and getting the patient to the most appropriate place for him,” he added. The experiment in Raleigh is being closely watche ...
Can't study anymore.. Maybe I should go see Dorothea Dix
when I'm not poor and I have $100 to blow we can go the Dorothea Dix hospital
Watching Pick up on the Dorothea Dix campus 🎃👻😳
Part 1 (My 43 yr battle with PTSD) OK, let’s see if I can do this. First I want to thank my FB friends for your heart warming support during my bout with depression and PTSD last weekend. Yes, as we approach “November 11th” and Veteran’s Day, I am sure that there will be a need for me to rely upon you again, or at least have you serve as a “sounding board” for my self-generated therapy. Again, it is my hope that you will be able to share this with other veterans, WAR veterans or not, and their families. I consider this post to be among the most IMPORTANT post that I’ve ever posted. It will chronicle my experiences with VA as a CASE STUDY of what 100’s of thousands of Vietnam Veterans have had to endure. Secondly, we must all keep in mind, that for every Vietnam Vet, like myself, who suffer and have suffered from legitimate cases of PTSD; our country left behind a WHOLE NATION of people (including many children) who were exposed to the horrors of war and would/should suffer PTSD for a ...
she mentally ill for the D call her Dorothea Dix
All ghis fog and crow noises sure make dorothea dix look straight out of a horror movie
One dedicated woman...giving voice to the suffering of many  Born to an unavailable mother and an abusive father, Dorothea Dix longs simply to protect and care for her younger brothers, Charles and Joseph. But at just fourteen, she is separated from them and sent to live with relatives to be...
if i don't go on this trip i'm going to admit my self into Dorothea Dix !
Is anyone willin to take a stop by Dorothea Dix with me in the near fut
It is a *** thing, but imaginary troubles are harder to bear than actual ones. -Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Dix~ In an entire world whereby you can find much internet marketing accomplished. My partner and i idea defi…
Watching the fireworks last night with the crowd in Dorothea Dix made me want that place to be a city park even more.
I wish I would have had the words to have written this fabulous and on-target tribute to our lovely friend. From yesterdays Letters to the Editor. Arlene Root was an amazing woman-intelligent, articulate, possessed of a voracious, curious, intuitive and inquiring mind (Driver killed was 'one of a kind', "June 25 Local and State). She was very direct, kind, generous, always bright and cheerful, constantly learning and visibly pleased to be able to share her almost encyclopedic knowledge. A librarian, she was a walking reference section. She wrapped you in context, lightly infected you with some history, and gently steered you to an always pleasant surprise. "If you liked that Jelly Roll Morton, you might love this Fats Waller." She was the Jane Austen of Wichita, the Dorothea Dix of Doo-Dah, the Frances Perkins of the Peerless Princess and the Margaret Mead of the Mecca of Men. She was our town's Hypatia. Dan Rouser, Wichita
Advocacy Update from GMS PTA: Dorothea Dix Property impact on Governor Morehead School: Best I can tell, the House version of the budget (SB 402) released last night makes no changes to funding for the Residential Schools. This was also true in the Senate version as well as the Governor's proposed budget. The house will be discussing their version in their Appropriations Committee meeting on June 11 in Room 643 of the Legislative Office Building at 8:30 A.M. I'm sure it will draw a crowd. This will most likely ultimately wind up in another Conference Committee, with the members charged with reaching a compromise. If all this holds this is good news. HOWEVER, if the GMS school property is sold as part of the Dorothea Dix lease resolution, where does that leave us? As previously suggested, please write the Appointed Bill Conferees on Senate Bill 334-Dorothea Dix Lease, suggesting GMS be excluded from the Dix lease negotiations for all the reasons previously given. As a reminder, following are the Confe ...
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Fun times at the AP Reading with my best table ever! The week flew by and, I swear, we read some great essays but I have to share a few (just a few) bloopers... (1) Southern segregation laws of the early 1900s? Jim Croce Laws, Russell Crowe Laws, Black Crowe Laws. (2) WWII woman working in factories was called "Rosie the?" River, Riverette, Reveler, Ripper. (3) Early advocate of birth control? Margaret Thatcher. (4) Inventor of the Cotton Gin? Eli Manning. (5) Famous Court Case? Brown v. Board of Tippecanoe. (6) Huey Lewis and the Black Panthers. (7) 4 students were killed in a war protest at? Wichita State. (8) Martin Luther King's famous speech? "I dreamed a dream." (9) Who was kicked off the bus in Montgomery? Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Ann Frank, Harriet Tubman, Harriet Truman, Alice Paul, Dorothea Dix, Lucretia Mott, Babe Ruth. I still love my job!
1190 Frederick Barbarossa drowns in a river while leading an army of the Third Crusade. 1692 Bridget Bishop is hanged in Salem, Mass., for witchcraft. 1776 The Continental Congress appoints a committee to write a Declaration of Independence. 1801 Tripoli declares war on the U.S. for refusing to pay tribute. 1854 The U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, holds its first graduation. 1861 Dorothea Dix is appointed superintendent of female nurses for the Union army. 1864 At the Battle of Brice's Crossroads in Mississippi, Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest defeats the numerically superior Union troops. 1896 Authorization of first experimental ship model tank 1898 U.S. Marines land in Cuba. 1905 Japan and Russia agree to peace talks brokered by President Theodore Roosevelt. 1909 An SOS signal is transmitted for the first time in an emergency when the Cunard liner SS Slavonia is wrecked off the Azores. 1916 Mecca, under control of the Turks, falls to the Arabs during the Great ...
Gov. Pat McCrory announced his support Thursday for the compromise version of a bill to renegotiate Raleigh’s lease on the Dorothea Dix property. But Senate leader Phil Berger attacked the compromise.
On both sides of the Dorothea Dix park debate, some factions aren’t fully on board with a compromise measure that emerged last week with the support of Raleigh and Gov. Pat McCrory.
Mayor McFarlane & I are working together for new lease on Dorothea Dix property. Read:
Gov. Pat McCrory and Raleigh Mayor Nancy McFarlane asked the General Assembly on Thursday to set the effective date of the Dorothea Dix lease to next year, giving the city and state time to renegotiate the deal.
Jane Kirkpatrick writes about Dorothea Dix in her book, One Glorious Ambition. Dorothea was a social reformer of the 19th Century but she was never a mother nor was she a step-mother. Her own mother may well have been mentally ill. At least she was "unavailable." Dorothea tried desperately to adopt a distant cousin when the girl's mother died but other relatives intervened. Her students often became her family as she opened several schools for girls, something rare in the Boston area in the 1820s. She maintained relationships with these young women after they married and sometimes traveled with their families finding herself an honorary aunt or grandmother. Yet she found a way to be a mother. Some of those she helped were children locked up with a mentally ill parent in a jail or a back room where so many suffered sitting against cold brick walls in the dead of winter without heat. Some of those for whom she worked were adults but whose ability to understand their plight was like that of a child. It's sai ...
Reformer that was a pioneer who helped the mentally ill? Dorothea Dix
Dorothea Dix: A warrior for the mentally ill | Prophetic Worship …
Dorothea Dix: A warrior for the mentally ill
Opinion: Health reform: a lost opportunity: John V. Jacobi is the Dorothea Dix professor of health law and pol...
Lmfao 😂😂 And all the pictures we edited. Dorothea Dix was a real ***
"Her name was Dorothea Dix, which I don't think is a good name for a feminist."
So McCrory tries to cover all bases with his remarks re: Dorothea Dix site. That should work out well.
State, cities battle for power: Legislation to void Raleigh's lease of the Dorothea Dix property is the la...
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News is talking about Dorothea Dix Campus. I've been there to pick someone up before. At night. Scary drive in.
Great parks make great cities. Sad to NC lawmakers working to disband all of the progress on Dorothea Dix Park.
Alliance of AIDS Services-Carolina 5K Charity Run on Dorothea Dix Campus is TOMORROW. Registration begins...
Destination park in Raleigh in limbo. Why lawmakers are trying to come up with a new lease for the Dorothea Dix property. 5:30 a.m.
Bill calls for Dorothea Dix lease redo: City leaders would then have the option to renew the 75 year lease for...
Shoutout to Republicans for going back on their word and trying to stop Dorothea Dix from becoming an amazing state park.
General Assembly might pump the breaks on turning Dorothea Dix property into Raleigh park.
BJ: Legislation would cancel Perdue’s Dorothea Dix lease
Legislation would cancel Perdue’s Dorothea Dix lease: RALEIGH - A group of Republicans in the North Carolina H...
Bill calls for Dorothea Dix lease redo |
Senate bill would wipe out Dorothea Dix lease, allow city/state to renegotiate for park:
Bill calls for Dorothea Dix lease redo
Trans Allegheny Lunatic Asylum Trans Allegheny, also known as Weston state hospital, has been claimed as Americas most haunted hospital. A few years back my boyfriend and his family went to visit some of his relatives in West Virginia and took a tour of the hospital. There are orbs all over in the pictures they took. I’m rambling and I apologize so here’s the story of Trans Allegheny. Trans Allegheny was built from 1858 through 1881. Even though construction was not completed yet, they allowed their first patients in 1864. The hospital could comfortably house 250 patients however, by the 1950s the hospital became severely overcrowded. At one point it housed 2,500 patients, as a result care of patients began to decline. The Hospital closed in 1994. An interesting side note this asylum sits on 666 acres of land. Dorothea Dix was the direct advocate for opening the asylum. She recognized a need for housing for people with a mental illness that wasn’t in a prison with convicts. Frequently patien ...
...milk prices for new year and has latest on Dorothea Dix lease being signed by Governor Bev Perdue and Raleigh mayor
One thing I want to know: 325 acres for Dorothea Dix is a lot. As Raleigh grows, could Dix be a site of a major downtown stadium?
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The roster of leaders guiding the Dix Visionaries' effort to turn the Dorothea Dix property into a park includes one name that stands out: Pat McCrory.
Already shamed out of running for re-election, Governor Perdue is planning a billion dollar giveaway of taxpayer resources to benefit inside-the-Raleigh-beltline elites with their own special “downtown park.” Tell the North Carolina Council of State you oppose special giveaways of taxpayer resources! Over the last couple of years there has been a great deal of debate about the fate of the Dorothea Dix campus, a 325-acre extremely valuable piece of property in downtown Raleigh that until recently was home to the state’s main mental hospital. The property is owned by the state of North Carolina. While the valuable of the property has never been accurately been determined, Americans for Prosperity believes that should the land be sold on the open market, and acquired by private landowners, hence putting this valuable property on the tax rolls, over time billions would be paid in property taxes to the City of Raleigh, Wake County and to the State of North Carolina through income taxes. The money should ...
Dorothea Dix served during the American Civil War as the Union's Superintendent of Female Nurses, pl
New tumblr post: "A flock of birds takes flight over one of the prettiest places..."
In a famous incident in 1854, President Franklin Pierce was pilloried for vetoing an extremely popular bill intended to help mentally ill. The act was championed by the renowned 19th century social reformer Dorothea Dix. In the face of heavy criticism, Pierce countered: "I cannot find any authority in the Constitution for the public charity." To approve such spending, argued Pierce, "would be contrary to the letter and the spirit of the Constitution and subversive to the whole theory upon which the Union of these States is founded."
Trying to tour Dorothea Dix at 9:20 at night>>>
Betsy asked my dad if he was born at Dorothea Dix.
Did you know Dorothea Dix visited Portland in 1869 to investigate the Oregon Hospital for the Insane?
"What is Dorothea Dix favorite sport? how much money is Dorothea Dix kids going to"
"what languages did Dorothea Dix read?"
"What Dorothea Dix did to the usa? how much money does Dorothea Dix have?"
What about using some Dix land to handle ITB enrollment growth?
Coming up at 6: Could NC State play a role in the future of the Dorothea Dix Campus? Tune in.
I really want to go to the dorothea dix hospital thing. 👻
"Dorothea Dix reformed the penal system" -highlight of my day
.all of the women-Fiona, Mary Lincoln, Mary Surratt, Dorothea Dix-are compelling to me. Edwin Stanton fascinates me.
My textbook just put Nancy Pelosi in the same sentence as Dorothea Dix, Jane Addams, and FDR. Just lost a little bit of credibility.
When I think about these lunatics shooters I also think of Dorothea Dix...we still need to treat these "mad" people with dignity...
Dorothea Dix Hospital officially closed this week. No word on what's next for the grounds.
White walls like im in an insane asylum
Committee pursues plan for housing at Dorothea Dix: BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) --- City leaders are pushing for...
I think even lying on my bed I can still do something~ Dorothea Dix
Q: When are they going to reopen the forensic units at Dorothea Dix?
Last patients moved as Dorothea Dix Hospital officially closes
The last patient is moved out of Dorothea Dix Hospital in Raleigh as the facility closes its doors
A highly patriotic show, Inheritance revisits amazing people and times in American History from John Sullivan to Lewis and Clark to Dorothea Dix . The show c...
"Dorothea Dix mental health hospital set to close. /Frustrated! If I could fix the system, I'd dedicate my life to it.
Dorothea Dix Center proposal focuses on renovating unused space for patient housing
Charlotte’s 156-year-old Dorothea Dix mental hospital closes--where will the 430 patients go?
If it wasn't for Dorothea Dix traveling to the land of Oz and killing the wizard, the world would still be in black and white.
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Dorothea Dix sounds like a good place to throw down a blanket and watch the Perseid meteor shower, right?
"The reason husbands and wives do not understand each other is because they belong to different sexes." -Dorothea Dix
This man driving beside the bus looks like a serial killer and we just so happen to be driving pass Dorothea Dix...coincidence I think not
New finding aids for Barnes & Bardin, Betty Ann Knudsen; an updated finding for Dorothea Dix Volunteer Service Guild:
It's exactly 100 degrees FahrenHELL outside. If you're not in an enclosed space with AC or the ocean, check yourself in to Dorothea Dix.
Who the *** was it who recommended I read about Dorothea Dix? I've thanked the wrong persons twice, running out of likely candidates.
Aria was shocked "they used to put kids down here;" Spencer would've given us a lesson on Dorothea Dix.
So I just got my first rose, and then was taken out to the dorothea dix cemetery where he told me some history on the area and then we stood and looked at the overlook of downtown Raleigh. What a fantastic night.
In memory of Emma Goldman and Helen Keller. Past June 27s: 1838: Queen Victoria is crowned. She had been queen for nearly a year. 1848: Dorothea Dix presents her request to the U.S. Congress for a perpetual fund for the “indigent insane.” 1922: American Library Association awards first Newbery Medal, honoring the year’s best children’s book, to “The Story of Mankind” by Hendrik Willem van Loon. 1940: Robert Pershing Wadlow is measured by Dr. Cyril MacBryde and Dr. C. M. Charles. They recorded his height at 8’ 11.1”—tallest documented human. 1950: U.S. sends 35 military advisers to South Vietnam. 1955: First automobile seat belt legislation enacted (Illinois). 1969: Patrons at the Stonewall Inn, a *** bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, clash with police in an incident considered the birth of the homosexual rights movement. 1973: John W. Dean tells Watergate Committee about Nixon’s “enemies list.” 1985: Route 66 (Chicago to Santa Monica) is decertified as a U.S. highway. 2005: In ...
“Insanity is the malady of civilized and cultivated life" -Dorothea Dix
Sunday June 22 1862 NURTURING NUNS NAMED NURSES As wars usually speed up arms races, so do they bring on, or at least speed up, social changes. Nowhere was this more evident than in the role of women in America, North and South. In the North, Dorothea Dix had recently been granted permission to recruit women as nurses, provided that they were old and/or unattractive. In the South a different policy applied. Permission was granted today for the service as nurses of 30 members of the Sisters of Charity, an order of Catholic nuns.
+1 if you want to do some bath salts and run through the abandoned buildings at Dorothea Dix this weekend. We will make the news. I promise
Just told Cameron I'm checking him into Dorothea Dix for the week. He wasn't amused
New finding aid added to the website today: Dorothea Dix Collection:
Dorothea Dix was a reformer who revolutionized the way people thought about and treated the mentally ill. Reactions to her work ranged from gratitude to anger; some people even thought lowly of...
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“what is right is not always popular; what is popular is not always right.” Dorothea Dix
Mermaid Spotlight on Intriguing historical figure? “Dorothea Dix, created the first American mental asylums.”
This bit look crazy as *** though she need to go to dorothea dix
More on the Price Brothers... listen, and you will hear the USS DOROTHEA L DIX mentioned in the report. What a...
House Health Committee meeting to require any disposition of Dorothea Dix property must be approved by General Assembly.
On this day, 1861 Dorothea Dix offers help in setting up hospitals for Union Army.
this Sunday 2pm Dorothea Dix I'll hit around noon
Warren: Looks like Woodrow Wilson, gets paid like the 1%, talks like a cross between Dorothea Dix and Sitting Bull.
Couple dog walks at Dorothea Dix were sandwiched in between teleconferences from home. Gorgeous bike ride, sent visor to sister, chillin...
driving around Dorothea Dix right now
"Dorothea is going to stuff her Dix in my rear"
Tonight I attended a meeting about the 306 plan to turn Dorothea Dix into an iconic destination park for downtown Raleigh.
once a man said "never leave a paper trail". it was 2.15.98 in the lobby of the late dorothea dix. what i realized today (in my own parking lot epipany @ grandiss center) is that my paper trails could change laws. for the better. for JUSTICE, FREEDOM & EQUALITY for ALL. (Stacey Cox Teel Ashley Cox it was yer pops. please tell both your parents hello.) on this disappointing election day, i comfort myself with the fantasy where i'm actually convinced to run for a political office. sweet dreams er'rybody
Trivia Tuesday! Who is considered the founder of Dix, Florence Nightingale, Susan B. Anthony, or Clara Barton
When Mrs. Rosas was talking about some chick named Dorothea Dix and everyone started laughing > lmao we're *** 😂
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I wonder where they took her. Cuz Dorothea Dix is closed down
I think they have them all over the place, it wasn't really ABOUT dorothea dix, the others give distances to other places
Dorothea Dix. Easiest one on the paper.
Going through copyedits on my biographical essay on Eleanor. ZERO edits on Dorothea Dix. Further proof I should stick to the 19th century.
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