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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
July 22nd
In Kentucky, efforts to combat widespread opiate addiction and heroin poisoning deaths are hitting limits built into Kentucky's newly-expanded Medicaid system. A big part of the answer to this epidemic is access to medication that helps stabilize patients...
July 12th
What might really improve behavioral health? The Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Service Department has a survey out, looking for input.Here are the key survey questions, and what I wrote.1. Briefly describe the top 5 issues (in rank order) that, if addr...
May 25th
I learned about pots of money in grant proposal writing class.The instructor showed us four flowerpots, four empty cups, and a watering can. Each cup had a label. Each flowerpot had a label. She poured water from the watering can into each of the cups. Th...
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...