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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 to continue…

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


“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 to continue…

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


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 to continue…

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


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 to continue…

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


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 to continue…

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


Halloween Stigmatizing Mental Illnesses: An Annual Embarrassment That Should Stop – Pete Earley

(FROM MY FILES FRIDAY) With Halloween approaching, I thought it appropriate to revisit a 2015 fight that mental health groups waged about an especially insensitive Modern Family episode. A year earlier, I’d called attention to the episode only to catch ABC airing it again. After publishing this blog, I reached out to former Sen. Gordon SmithClick to continue…

Source: Halloween Stigmatizing Mental Illnesses: An Annual Embarrassment That Should Stop – Pete Earley


Her Son Survived Two Tours In War Zones But Attempted ‘Suicide By Cop’ After Being Rebuffed By Veterans Administration – Pete Earley

Dear Pete, I want to tell you about my son and how the Veterans Administration failed to treat him, contributed to him having a mental breakdown, and then refused to help him. As you know, as many as twenty veterans a day choose to end their own lives. In our son’s case, we believe theClick to continue…

Source: Her Son Survived Two Tours In War Zones But Attempted ‘Suicide By Cop’ After Being Rebuffed By Veterans Administration – Pete Earley