Category: Pete Earley

  • Ignoring The Thin Line Between Stability And Psychosis

    Back in March of this year, Congressman Tim Murphy, Republican of Pennsylvania, sponsored a hearing to the House Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on violence and severe mental illness.   Many people were called to testify, including author Pete Earley, NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel, parents of persons with…

  • Congressional Hearing on Violence & Mental Illness – My Open Letter to Congressman Murphy

    March 6, 2013Representative Tim MurphyFax: (202) 225-1844  Dear Congressman Murphy:  My name is Chrisa Hickey and I am a parent of four young adults, two of which are diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. I write a blog about Childhood Onset Mental Illness and moderate a support group of over 600 parents of children diagnosed with all…

  • We’ve Lost Hope: Guest Post

    I was honored to be asked by Pete Earley, best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize finalist, to write a response on his blog to a letter he received from a concerned parent about their son, who struggles with both mental illness and addiction. Here is their letter: Dear Pete, We have tried to get our son professional…

  • Tell NBC They’re Wrong for Letting Their Employee Mock Mental Health Advocates

    Please help us get NBC to take notice!

  • Gobsmacked

    My post of three days ago ¬†was intended¬†to shed light on the coach of the Waunakee Cheer Squad and her not “understand[ing] where [those offended] are coming from,” NBC Sports’ Rick Chandler telling those offended to “lighten up” and that the Psych Ward routine should “go full speed ahead” as it is, and, finally, to…