Dorothea Lynde Dix And The Inhumane And Dark Experiences
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People like to assume when they are happy others must automatically be happy as well. And a lot of the time, it is because we are not being exposed to the inhumane and dark experiences that some persons face behind closed doors. Now more than ever, are people like social workers fighting to make sure we stand up and advocate for anyone in need. Especially making sure that persons who can’t advocate for themselves get the treatment they truly deserve. Through the altruistic efforts of Dorothea Lynde Dix, she advocated for the mentally ill and for prisoners around the United States, Canada and Europe.
Dorothea Lynde Dix was born in Hampden, Maine on April 4th, 1802. She was born to a traveling preacher, Joseph Dix and an often depressed…show more content… Casarez (n.d.) established that Bangs was Dorothea’s second cousin who was actually was very keen on marrying her, even though he was 14 years older than her. But Dorothea had never been focused on marriage and gave up on the idea due to the reminder of the depressive and lonely marriage that her parents had gone though. She gained access to a building on main street thanks to Edward and began her career as a teacher. To start, she had created her own curriculum and organized classes. Dix eventually had established another school for girls and especially for those who could not afford to get an education. She believed even the poor girls deserve to be taught as much as the wealthy. A lot of her teachings stressed natural science and responsibilities of ethical living. She continued to teach till the 1830s, but eventually had to step down from her schools due to health problems. Dix had suffered from a chronic upper repertory infection and had also dealt with malaria, tuberculosis, and depression through her adult life. As Dix had to take breaks from her career, she still continued to education others through books, when she wasn’t teaching physically. She had published many books such as Conversations on Common Things, Hymns for Children, Medications for Private Hours, and others. “[Dix] filled books with simple dictums and morals that were thought to education young minds…sold briskly” as quoted from Histroy.com (2015). As her sickness