S2E4: Being psychotic is not a crime: Pete Earley, celebrated author & father, is taking action.

Updated: Jan 19, 2020

The fourth episode of the second season of our Mental Horizons Podcast is with Pete Earley. Pete is a storyteller, journalist, and celebrated author. He has written a total of 17 books including 4 New York Times bestsellers. His books include the 2007 Pulitzer Prize finalist Crazy: A Father’s Search Through America’s Mental Health Madness.

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After a 14-year career in journalism, including six years at The Washington Post, Pete became a full-time author.

When Pete’s life was turned upside down by the events recounted in his book Crazy, he joined the National Alliance on Mental Illness to advocate for strong mental health reform on the public stage and now rallies against the troubled mental health systems and for the mentally ill.

His blog at peteearley.com attracts thousands of readers every week and is a vast resource for parents supporting a child with a mental illness.

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