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History Resources
This page provides an introduction to a variety of resources on the history of American Psychiatry available outside of the Oskar Diethelm Library, including online resources, institutions with collections in the history of psychiatry, organizations, and museums. It is a work in progress. New listings will be added periodically and efforts will be made to keep links up to date. If you know of a resource that should be considered for inclusion, please email

Online Resources






Resources in Mental Health Policy

Policy Resources
This page provides a series of fact sheets on issues pertaining to mental health disorders and their care in the United States. Information is drawn from peer-reviewed journals, government data, public and philanthropic foundations, and other scholarly sources. New fact sheets will be posted periodically and updates will be added to existing ones. Please address questions and comments to Megan J. Wolff, PhD MPH at

Mental Health Care and the Affordable Care Act
Last updated May 8, 2017

The Opioid Epidemic in the United States
Breaking Updates
Last updated March 27, 2019

Incarceration and Mental Health
Last updated May 30, 2017

The Trauma of Childhood Separation
Last updated July 8, 2018

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Last updated July 5, 2018

The Impact of Family Detention on Children
Last updated July 19, 2018

New York-Presbyterian. The University Hospitals of Columbia and Cornell