Dorothea Dix

Victoria Advocate

Bible verse - Romans Rom.11:24-25; quote by Dorothea Dix

For if thou wert cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and wert graffed contrary to nature into a good olive tree: how much more shall these, which be the natural branches, be graffed into their own olive tree?. Romans Rom.11:24. The olive branch has been...

Outbreak at Dorothea Dix under investigation

BANGOR — The Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating a COVID-19 outbreak at Dorothea Dix Psychiatric Center. According to a spokesperson for the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, 22 people have tested positive for the virus, eight of whom are patients and 14 of whom are staff.
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Bible verse - Isaiah Isa.1:8-9; quote by Dorothea Dix

Isaiah Isa.1:8-9 Your minds may now be likened to a garden, which will, if neglected, yield only weeds and thistles; but, if cultivated, will produce the most beautiful flowers, and the most delicious fruits. Dorothea Lynde Dix (1802-1887) was an American advocate on behalf of the indigent mentally ill, created...

Going to the Poorhouse: Dorothea Dix In The Adirondacks

It must have been cold that November day in 1843 when Dorothea Lynde Dix, a confirmed spinster at the age of 41, boarded the Albany to Montreal stagecoach. The stage would take the 220 mile winter route through Rensselaer and Saratoga counties before continuing on into the mountainous Adirondack counties of Warren, Essex, and Hamilton. Having grown up in abject poverty in an icebound cabin in the wilds of Maine, Dorothea was well acquainted with the bitter cold of a Northeast winter but now, no hardship, not even the frigid North Country weather, would stop her. She was on a mission.