Quakers & Mental Health
The Friends' Asylum for the Relief of Persons Deprived of the Use of their Reason was founded in 1813 by a group of Philadelphia Quakers who were concerned about the state of mentally ill Quakers. The Asylum was established upon the Quaker idea that there is that of God in every person, and that mental illness does not change that fact.
This website presents and analyzes documents and data concerning patients, administrators, treatment and medical philosophy. More material is available for study in Special Collections.