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THE SOLUTION TO OUR MENTAL HEALTH CARE CRISIS? Put the mentally ill in jail.
(If you’d like to read this blog on a plain white background, click here: The Solution to our Mental Health Crisis) Almost 60 years ago, the United States embarked upon what has now been called one of “the great social experiments” in its history. The term “great” does not refer to something splendid, but rather << Read More

PREVENTING THE NEXT SANDY HOOK: THE SECRET WEAPON NO-ONE TALKS ABOUT
PREVENTING THE NEXT SANDY HOOK:  THE SECRET WEAPON NO ONE TALKS ABOUT With the one-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook shooting right around the corner, I’ve been thinking about all the things that need to happen if we’re going to prevent the next one. Yes, we need a good mental health care system.  Yes, we << Read More

IS THE PSYCHIATRIC COMMUNITY IN DENIAL? THERE’S A DIAGNOSIS FOR THAT…
  Recently, 60 Minutes aired a news segment titled “Untreated Mental Illness an Imminent Danger?” which explored the mental health care crisis in this country and the rising number of homicides committed by people with severe, untreated mental illness. Having spent the last year writing about one such preventable tragedy, I was pleased to see << Read More

NINE MONTHS WITH A KILLER
  I’ve been uncharacteristically silent for quite awhile now.  No, I’m not pouting and I haven’t been abducted by aliens, although those two scenarios are always within the range of possibility.  I’ve been slaving away at a new book which is now – thankfully – finished and awaiting your perusal. From memoir to mass murder << Read More