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    Pete Earley : Crazy : a father's search through America's mental health madness by Earley, Pete

    Pete Earley is an award-winning journalist and nationally known advocate for mental health reform. He is best known as the author of "CRAZY: A Father's Search Through America's Mental Health Madness," which was one of two finalists for the 2007 Pulitzer Prize. His book tells two stories. The first is his struggle to get his son help after he develops a severe mental illness. The second story is based on nine months that Earley spent inside the Miami Dade County jail where he followed persons with mental disorders through the criminal justice system and out into the streets to see what happened to them. His book has won awards from the American Psychiatric Association, National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Mental Health America. This event was sponsored by the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), AspenPointe, the CC disability services office, Boettcher Health Center, the CC psychology department, GROW, SPILL, Disabilities Awareness Group (DAwG), and the Cultural Attractions Fund. This lecture was presented at Colorado College, Packard Hall, March 28, 2012.