Bullock Texas State History Museum presents High Noon Talk: Circuit Riders for Mental Health

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William Bush - Circuit Riders for Mental Health
Photo courtesy of Bullock Texas State History Museum

At this High Noon Talk, which highlight interesting and often untold topics through a casual lunch-time lecture, guests can learn how mental health moved from out of the shadows and into the light.

Historian and author William Bush will present a livestream discussion on Circuit Riders for Mental Health, his book that explores the transformation of popular understandings of mental health, the reform of scandal-ridden hospitals and institutions, the emergence of community mental health services, and the extension of mental health services to minority populations around the state of Texas. Bush focuses especially on the years between 1940 and 1980 to demonstrate the dramatic, though sometimes halting and conflicted, progress made in Texas to provide mental health services to its people over the second half of the twentieth century.

Guests can purchase the book online through the Museum Store. All purchases support the Bullock Museum’s exhibitions and educational programs. The program is free to the public and will be available post-livestream on the Bullock Museum YouTube channel.

Event Details



This is a virtual event.

Ticket Info

Admission is free.