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Groups will be assigned a time period ( 20’s-30’s, 40’a-50’s, 60’s-70’s, 80’s-90’s, or  2000's) and have to research the following:

- Prevalence of mental illness/types

- Notable doctors/scientists/researchers 
- Treatment facilities- locations, types, condition, etc.
- Treatment for mental illness (therapies, drugs, etc.)
- Society’s treatment/views of people with mental illness

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