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Trump’s Budget And Vision For Mental Health Clearly Influenced By Treatment Advocacy Center – Pete Earley

(2-11-20) President Donald J. Trump has proposed a record $4.8 trillion budget for the 2021 fiscal year and the Washington Post has published an Op Ed by Joe Grogan, assistant to the president and director of the Domestic Policy Council, outlining the administration’s mental health agenda. I don’t like writing about politics on this blog because myClick […]

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NAMI Names New CEO: Daniel H. Gillison Jr.,Takes Reins Of Largest Grassroots Mental Health Org. – Pete Earley

(12-18-19) Daniel H. Gillison Jr., has been named Chief Executive Officer of the  National Alliance on Mental Illness, the nation’s largest and wealthiest grassroots mental health organization. His selection was announced today at 2 p.m., shortly after the national staff was informed. He takes the reins from Angela Kimball, who became acting CEO after the […]

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Harris Releases “Everything We’ve Been Looking For” Mental Health Plan, Advocate Says. White House Planning December Summit To Discuss Its Agenda – Pete Earley

(11-29-19) The White House will be hosting a summit on Transforming Mental Health Treatment to Combat Homelessness, Violence and Substance Abuse on December 19th.  I will be attending and will report about the Trump Administration’s plan. Several 2020 presidential candidates are releasing proposals about mental health care. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris (Ca.) posted her goalsClick […]

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“I’ll Do It” Spirit Cited At Advocate’s Memorial, Challenging Others To Serve Their Communities – Pete Earley

  (11-22-19) A close friend of long-time mental health advocate Betsy Greer urged those attending her memorial service yesterday to adopt Betsy’s “I’ll Do It” mantra. I noted Betsy’s death and tireless efforts to improve the lives of those with mental illnesses, primarily through the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in an earlier blog. Acting NAMIClick […]

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Advocate Encourages Doubters To Use Jail Form To Meet With Sheriff’s : “Get Involved! Organize!” – Pete Earley

(11-15-19) Earlier this month, I posted a blog entitled: Advocate Creates Medical Form & Handbook Telling You What To Do If Someone You Love Is Arrested.  It offered readers a sample form that could be used to inform jail officials about the medical needs of someone who has been arrested. Mark Gale, who created theClick […]

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Ohio Trip Reminds Me Of Mental Health Hero Fred Frese Whose Humor And Compassion Remains Unforgettable – Pete Earley

Fred and I often appeared together on national broadcasts (11-1-19) FROM MY FILES FRIDAY: My final speech of this year took me to Akron, Ohio, where I spoke at an Akron Roundtable luncheon on Thursday (Halloween.)  The Peg’s Foundation and Community Support Services of Akron sponsored my appearance. My thanks to Michael Gaffney, Victoria Romanda, ThomClick […]

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Advocate Creates Medical Form & Handbook Telling You What To Do If Someone You Love Is Arrested – Pete Earley

EVERY NAMI AND MHA GROUP IN OUR COUNTRY SHOULD CUSTOMIZE THE MEDICAL FORM MENTIONED IN THIS BLOG AND BEGIN USING IT! LOCAL CHAPTERS SHOULD ALSO PRODUCE A MANUAL THAT GUIDES PARENTS AND OTHERS ABOUT WHAT TO DO IF SOMEONE THEY LOVE WITH A MENTAL ILLNESS IS ARRESTED IN THEIR LOCAL JURISDICTION.  (11-4-19) Mark Gale becameClick […]