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CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness

Published: April 25th, 2014

Category: Uncategorized

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- Pete Earley, a former Washington Post reporter, author of thirteen books, including three New York Times bestsellers.

His book, CRAZY: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness, was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. It describes his adult son’s mental breakdown and how American jails and prisons have become our new mental asylums.

READ First Chapter of his book

Important note: The word “CRAZY” in the book title refers to the mental health care system.

Friday, April 25, 2014 from 12:00p.m. – 1:00p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
University of Florida DeWeese Auditorium, McKnight Brain Institute (LG-101A),
1149 South Newell Drive, Gainesville, Florida.

Awards and Accolades for Crazy

  • 2007 Pulitzer Prize Finalist
  • Outstanding Media Award for Advocacy by the National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Ken Book Award from NAMI-NYC Chapter for “an outstanding literary contribution to a better understanding of mental illness.”
  • Mental Health America 2007 Media Award
  • Washington Psychiatric Society Advocacy Award Winner for Coverage of Mental Health Issues
  • Eli Lilly Reintegration Award for Public Service Winner
  • The Mental Health Association of Rhode Island Advocacy Award