Over the past 200 years in the United States, a tension has existed between care and custody as responses to mental health issues. Physicians, psychiatric survivors, families, and government agencies have all shaped mental health policies. Care and Custody examines history to understand how the country has moved away from custodial forms of treatment, sought a more inclusive society, and worked to protect the rights of people with mental health conditions.
Each year, hundreds of libraries and cultural institutions across the U.S. and around the world host NLM traveling exhibitions.
These roll–up displays present inspiring stories about history, society, and medicine drawn from the world–renowned collections of the NLM and help connect visitors to the NLM's trusted health information resources. They are available to host free of charge.
NLM traveling exhibitions provide unique opportunities to
- verse your community in NLM offerings like MedlinePlus and PubMed.
- partner with your local Network of National Library of Medicine (NNLM) members for support and collaboration.
- publicize your institution through programming and activities that incorporate NLM offerings.
- establish community partnerships and share NLM health information resources with partner institutions.
- use NLM offerings to foster health literacy in your community.
For more information, join the NLM Traveling Exhibitions listserv.