Covering Mental Health
Students explore how the press brings awareness to problems and helps support reform efforts through analysis of primary sources on the mental health reform movement of the mid-nineteenth century spearheaded by activist Dorothea Dix and journalist Nellie Bly. After, students create their own front-page news story about a mental health issue facing Americans today.
High School, Middle School
Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies
Dorothea Dix, health, investigative reporting, journalism, mental health, mental health reform, Nellie Bly, press