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Talk: The Human Mind – This Way Madness Lies

Wednesday, 7 June – 6:00pm The Ron Cooke Hub, Heslington, York YO10 5GE

Book Event Free

Is mental illness – or madness – at root an illness of the body, a disease of the mind, or a sickness of the soul? Should those who suffer from it be secluded from society or integrated more fully into it? Join author Mike Jay as he explores the meaning of mental illness through successive incarnations of the institution that defined it: the 18th-century madhouse; the 19th-century asylum; the 20th-century mental hospital; and the post-asylum modern day, when mental health has become the concern of the wider community.