April 18, 2006

Pete Earley and E. Fuller Torrey on Mental Health System in USA

A good Internet radio broadcast that we think you'll find interesting and relevant.

Pete Earley, who recently published the book "Crazy: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness" was interviewed this week on National Public Radio - and you can listen to the broadcast via the internet by going to the following link:

Pete Earley Interview on NPR (when you arrive at the NPR page, click on the "listen" button). If there are too many people listening to the broadcast and you can't get to it, try again later.

Also, as part of the same NPR program, there is a an interview with Dr. E. Fuller Torrey - the well known schizophrenia researcher, author and advocate for the mentally ill.

Source: Treatment Advocacy Center


Hi there - we are an organisation in SOuth Africa that creates awareness around all aspects of disability - we have started a theatre company - which looks at one woman journey into schizophrenia and her ultimate victory against the illness - the purpose of the production is to create awareness around mental illness. We are desperatly looking for funding for this project - if you are interested, please contact me on nthuse@compute.co.za
We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted by: Kim Krynauw at May 4, 2006 02:55 AM

I'm doing an independent research project on institutionalizing patients with schizophrenia in the U.S, Paraguay and Curacao...this site had been extremely helpful so far.
Anyone else have some good resources I should check out?
I'm open to all insights.
p.s. I love the 'daily news blogs'..great idea.

Posted by: Heather at June 14, 2006 06:51 PM

John, our 43 yr old son schizophrenic,on respidal, living in subsidized housing.Not able to be employed cannot get food stamps. Is there anyway he can get food stamps. They refused him food stamps.Living in St Petersburg, Fl.

Posted by: John at July 21, 2007 06:31 AM

I occasionally browse the sites for info because my 25 year old son had his first psychotic break as a senior in college. I am not surprised your son cannot get food stamps. Our system for helping the mentally ill stinks and I feel so helpless. I have been trying to get ss disability for my son, and we have been turned down at the appeal level. Right after that he had another "break", and is trying to stay optimistic. His doctor cannot believe he has not been deemed disabled. What is wrong with the agencies who are suppose to be the voice of the ill?There must be someone who can expose our social services for what they are...people who punish you if you're trying to do better, and agencies who make it almost impossible to get some help. I will do my best to pass the word on what it is really like.
I hope by now someone has helped your son.

Posted by: Joanne Gough at November 26, 2007 04:27 PM

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