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  • Crazy by Pete Earley
  • Pete Earley
  • English
  • 04 January 2020
  • 9780425213896

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Crazy by Pete Earley free read ñ 0 Lization large numbers of state mental patients are homeless or in jail an experience little better than the horrors of a century ago Earley takes us directly into that experience and into that of a father and award winning journalist trying to fight for a better w. As a mental health provider I agree with the idea behind Kendra s Law although I have never seen it in practice Unfortunately mental health care is dictated by insurance not by physician or treatment team recommendations Our team has seen our share of revolving door syndrome as described in this book Many members of our community express surprise that mental health care is not mandatory and that a violent act either to self or others is reuired for a hospital admission And then three or four days inpatient is not enough time to determine if medication adjustments are effectiveThe material in the book is outdated but there is enough food for thought to make it a worthwhile read

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Crazy by Pete Earley free read ñ 0 This is the Earley family's compelling story a troubling look at bureaucratic apathy and the countless thousands who suffer confinement instead of care brutal conditions instead of treatment in the revolving doors between hospital and jail With mass deinstitutiona. As a psychiatrist reading this book I feel ashamed I m ashamed I can t help people because the laws prevent it and ashamed I have to tell family members that I can do nothing for their loved one who is an adult and has the right to refuse treatment that could treat his or her illness That s when I can talk to family members most of the time I can t because of HIPAA If we took just a few days of funds from the war in Ira and put them into our nation s mental health system think of the lives that could be saved Instead we put the mentally ill in jails or leave them on the streets and chuckle to our friends when we see somebody acting in an odd or bizarre fashion But by the grace of god it could be you Pete Earley s writing is earnest and intelligent and remains unbiased when writing about the mental health system I appreciate that he clearly indicates when the book is about his son versus reporting because the parts regarding his son are emotional and biased by his experiences as they should be I learned about the history and restrctions of the mental health system in the United States and plan to learn about it Kudos to Mr Earley both for exploring his feelings as a parent and as a reporter for finding out why the system failed his son and so many others

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Crazy by Pete Earley free read ñ 0 Former Washington Post reporter Pete Earley had written extensively about the criminal justice system But it was only when his own son in the throes of a manic episode broke into a neighbor's house that he learned what happens to mentally ill people who break a law. A sad sad investigation into the mental health system that is charged with serving one of the most destitute populations in the United States the mentally ill He brings a nice mixture of historical context personal story and investigative journalism together to create a powerful narrative I am both personally and professionally interested in the topic since I am a Clinical Social Worker that works with the population he targets in the book One note he is a big proponent of providing treatment to mentally ill people even against their will when they are psychotic because they are not thinking clearly and will benefit from the decision in the long run While I love the book this does a slight disservice to the people who actually have to decide in the moment what constitutes psychosis clarity of thought intent to harm selfothers and generally bizarre behavior It also assumes that everyone gets better with treatment I found myself in an interesting position when reading this book I understood and have experienced the breaks in the system that he was talking about and investigating and yet I cannot wholeheartedly buy into the changes he is advocating at least not on the full scale I have made decisions to have someone helped against hisher will and I have allowed people to remain the community who were clearly not able to care themselves or others All I can say is it is definitely not as clear cut as this book would have it be There are so many gradations of sick and well Do we commit people with a history of mental illness who stop taking their medication When do we commit them What if medication never works Should they be held in a hospital forever Or some other environment This book is a necessary and important resource in beginning the conversation but I believe it can also go much deeper than what is found in this bookHaving said all that I urge everyone to read it It provides a real and informational view into the history of the US mental health system and the pain that accompanies people who have mental health problems and their families Sorry this is so long