High Noon Talk: Circuit Riders for Mental Health

Online Program

July 2, 2020 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Learn how mental health moved from out of the shadows and into the light.

High Noon Talks highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture.

Join historian and author William Bush for a livestream discussion on Circuit Riders for Mental Health. The book explores the transformation of popular understandings of mental health, the reform of scandal-ridden hospitals and institutions, the emergence of community mental health services, and the extension of mental health services to minority populations around the state of Texas. Bush focuses especially on the years between 1940 and 1980 to demonstrate the dramatic, though sometimes halting and conflicted, progress made in Texas to provide mental health services to its people over the second half of the twentieth century. 

Purchase this book online through the Museum Store. All purchases support the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs.

Program is FREE to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel.

Educators, to receive CPE credit please email Education@TheStoryofTexas.com

The Bullock Texas State History Museum is a division of the Texas State Preservation Board. Additional support for educational programming provided by the Texas State History Museum Foundation.

Image credit: Postcard of State Insane Asylum, Austin, Texas. University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, McFaddin-Ward House Museum.

Lectures, Talks, and Discussions