The answer: Very Strong.
NAMI can make a tremendous difference, on levels from personal to political, and ranging from local to national. I have felt it as a Family-to-Family participant, teacher and trainer; I have, I hope, nurtured it as a NAMI National Convention Presenter, and as a writer.
And, as a speaker and broadcaster, [...]
Cast of Call Me Crazy
Lifetime is premiering a new film this Saturday at 8 PM:
Call Me Crazy – and I can’t wait to see it. I hope you will watch it too.
Here is the description from Lifetime:
Through the five shorts named after each title character — [...]
Here is the latest radio conversation about mental health, family support, the tragic (and possibly preventable) Newtown shootings, and more. So many issues.
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Hard to believe that the book launch party for Ben Behind His Voices was over a year ago now. The “new book smell” is gone. How are we doing?
Perhaps writing a book is like being pregnant: you’re changing your life, making plans, working hard – yet have no real idea of what is coming [...]
Yesterday I had the pleasure of swapping stories, issues and tips with Susan Schofield, Host of Bipolar Nation on LA Talk Radio, and her husband Michael, author of January First: A Child’s Descent into Madness, and Her Father’s Struggle to Save Her. (reviewed in my last post)
Sure,we were talking author-to-author, host-to-guest, but mostly we [...]
I have just returned from the CIT International Conference, where I met so many who are passionate about their crisis and mental health work – and though I came there to share the family view, I learned so much more than I offered. And yet – everyone who met thanked me for being willing to [...]
Okay, so not quite a best-seller yet…unless you count being pretty consistently in the top ten in Amazon’s Best Seller list in the category of Health/Mental Health/Schizophrenia.
This day, this hour, a specialized best seller!
Still, the news from my literary agent (Claire Gerus, who is amazing) today, about a year into the book’s [...]
Quick Updates: (1,2,3…)
1. Ben Behind His Voices Comes to New York City!
Reserve and Come to Free Event!
Venture House, Inc. sponsoring this awareness raiser – hope to see you there!
On September 20th, 6 PM (reception) 6:30 PM (Book Reading and Discussion) -
Zucker Hillside Hospital – 266th St. and [...]
Mental Health and Disability Issues Affect Us All
Keynote: Educate. Collabeate. Advocate
Last month, I had the opportunity to speak about to the wonderful folks at PPAL, the Parent/Profession Advocacy League (“The Massachusetts Family Voice for Children’s Mental Health”) at their annual conference. Our family story wasn’t the only one presented; there were also [...]