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Church Basement Press
September 25th
The newest Church Basement Press book is SHARP: Stop Heroin and Rescue People.Like my first book Defying Mental Illness, it is available in print and Kindle on Amazon, and in every other ebook format.People are telling me that this new book will save live...
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...
Redesigning Mental Illness
June 1st
I’ve been approached by a former student to connect her church group with resources to help congregation members improve their daily lives. I visited the church and met the pastor and other church leaders. It’s a small African American congregation here i...
May 20th
Supporting SuccessThe Pyramid of Personal SupportWhat might happen if case managers delivered person-centered, strength-based, and trauma-informed service to people enrolled in service systems?People find themselves enrolled in service systems because the...
May 11th
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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...