Missions and Mental Health: A Lesson from History

Volume
Volume 21
Issue
Spring 1993
Title
Missions and Mental Health: A Lesson from History
Abstract

Biography has long served as an inspirational tool in the service of modern missions. But careful examination of past experiences with missionary pioneers can also yield valuable information about mental health issues that continue to have current relevance. The insanity of Dorothy Placket Carey (1756-1807) serves as such a lesson from history. This article will ask some "What if...?"€questions regarding the story of Dorothy Carey followed by an exploration of some lessons of value that emerge from her life story. Finally the article will summarize the legacy Dorothy Carey has left us in the cause of mental health and missions.

Author
Dr. J.R. Beck
Pages
9 - 17
Price
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