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Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943

The Extra Mile

 

—Points of Light Volunteer Pathway —

 
Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
1. Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 Marker
Inscription. Founded the National Mental Health Association in 1909 to improve mental health care and fight discrimination against people with mental illness. To instigate this reform, Beers courageously shared his own experience with mental illness in his autobiography, A Mind That Found Itself. This renowned book opened the nation's eyes to the mistreatment of people with mental illness and led to the creation of the modern mental health movement.

“A pen rather than a lance has been my weapon of offence and defense; with its point I should prick the civic conscience and bring into a neglected field men and women who should act as champions for those afflicted thousands least able to fight for themselves.”
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Points of Light Volunteer Pathway marker series.
 
Location. 38° 53.898′ N, 77° 1.75′ W. Marker is in Downtown, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from G Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1212 G Street Northwest, Washington DC 20005, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roger Baldwin 1884 - 1981 (here, next to this marker); Children's Hospital (within shouting
Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
2. Clifford W. Beers 1876 - 1943 Marker
distance of this marker); Wallace Campbell 1911 - 1998 (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Gompers 1850 - 1924 (within shouting distance of this marker); Rachel Carson 1907 - 1964 (within shouting distance of this marker); John Muir 1838 - 1914 (within shouting distance of this marker); Bill W. and Dr. Bob (within shouting distance of this marker); Ida Wells-Barnett 1862 - 1921 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downtown.
 
Also see . . .  Clifford Beers. Points of Light. (Submitted on January 13, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.) 
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Clifford W. Beers image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, December 31, 2015
3. Clifford W. Beers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 13, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 221 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 13, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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