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Church Basement Press
April 17th
Violence, mental illness, suicide and addiction are problems throughout the population.These issues lurk behind every failure rate in our society, and behind our most shocking tragedies.Every month, over 3,000 Americans die by suicide. Heroin has become a...
March 6th
Paul Komarek's project Mental Health Recovery Everywhere is a finalist in the Scattergood Foundation's 2014 Design Innovation Challenge. Please support this effort with your comments on the Scattergood foundation website and your Facebook Likes.Mental Hea...
January 29th
Defying Mental Illness 2014 edition is now available in print and in all ebook formats, with special ebook pricing. A complete 350-page mental health recovery reference, formatted for smartphones and tablets.It is a substantial update. Finally, there is a...
Redesigning Mental Illness
April 17th
I am tired of hearing tragic stories about heroin deaths. It’s time for action. I’ve spent nearly a year working with Dr. Jeremy Engel and advocacy groups from Northern Kentucky working on this problem. I have done my homework. Here’s my approach.1. Treat...
April 3rd
I have been written a surprising number of pieces about mental health, suicide, and violence over the course of the past two years. Here’s a list of thirty of these bog posts, arranged (for the most part) in reverse chronological order. My approach is to ...
March 6th
Just about two years ago I began this blog as a way to explore what ordinary people, nonclinicians, could do to change the experience of mental illness in America.Here is the central lesson.Everything changes once people give up outmoded, inflexible habit...
Human Intervention Blog
May 1st
In the aftermath of violent incidents we see missed opportunities to detect, prevent or defuse these attacks. Someone could have, should have done something. It seems obvious that our society needs a way to actually prevent mass murder. Because we are ...
April 24th
My book Defying Mental Illness was written for people with symptoms and families. Time to focus on the larger society's response to mental illness. That's the purpose of my new blog, "Redesigning Mental Illness."Find it here:http://redesigningmentalillnes...