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September 2019

The Invisible Wounds: A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War

September 25 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Invisible Wounds A Perspective on Mental Health Issues During the Civil War by Hilda C. KoontzThe knowledge, diagnosis and treatment of mental health issues were basically non-existent during the American Civil War. As a result, great damage was inflicted on thousands of soldiers as well as civilians, endangering the overall war effort and increasing postwar societal upheaval. This program examines the extreme psychological stress suffered by the average Civil War soldier and compares that experience to today's understanding and…

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